- The Indigenous People of Biafra has thanked the Senate for speaking out against tagging of the group as a terrorist organisation
- IPOB said it was ready to stand before a panel of inquiry against security operatives of the Operation Python Dance 2
- The organisation claimed the Operation Python Dance was meant to wipe out innocent members of IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ha declared its readiness to stand before a commission of inquiry into the activities of the Operation Python Dance 2 in the southeast.
IPOB said but for the senate, the security operatives under the operation were ready to commence the ‘mass execution of innocent members’ of the organisation.
In a statement released by Emma Powerful, its spokesperson, on Saturday, September 23, the group commended the senate for standing against what it calls an illegality.
The statement obtained by NAIJ.com read: “That southeast lawmakers refused to be cowed into submission to tag IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as a terrorist and unlawful organisation should be applauded by all lovers of freedom around the world.
“It represents the triumph of freedom of speech and association over tyranny, brute force and dictatorial tendencies.
“Having demonstrated this rare courage in the face of overwhelming tyranny and oppression, we IPOB would gladly welcome any fact finding mission the apex law makers may consider necessary under the circumstance.
“Without prejudicing the outcome of this or any other senate inquiry, we see this as a welcome opportunity to demonstrate to all and sundry that IPOB was never, can never and will never bear arms against anybody or state.
“This is a golden opportunity for Nigerian lawmakers to ascertain the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
"We strongly urge the National Assembly to investigate the activities of IPOB thoroughly because we have nothing to fear.
“They should also look into the recent killings of unarmed civilian populations in Afaraukwu Umuahia and Aba in the ongoing military occupation of Biafraland.
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"We are also calling on United Nation UN, European Union EU, African Union AU, ECOWAS, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, USA, Israel, Russia, Britain, Germany, France, and other relevant human rights to probe IPOB and thoroughly investigate the ongoing killings of unarmed and innocent civilians and the military siege of Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia Abia state by the Nigerian government and her security operatives especially the army and police."
NAIJ.com reported earlier however that the only member of the Lagos state House of Assembly from the southeastern part of Nigeria, Jude Idimogu, has asked his people in the region to forget the clamour for Biafra.
Idimogwu said on Saturday, September 23, that it was too late for the people of the southeast to agitate for secession.