The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the governor of Abia State, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has concluded plans with security agencies, especially the Nigerian Army, to destroy police stations in Aba. This, stated IPOB, is a cover for the arrest of innocent Biafrans under the pretext that they carried out the destruction of the police stations.
IPOB’s allegations were made in a statement signed by Mr. Emma
Powerful, its Media and Publicity Secretary. The statement said IPOB is not a violent group and has never been engaged in lawlessness.
“We are aware that this Islamic sadistic Nigerian government of
Muhammadu Buhari and his security operatives have little or no regard for human life, as is their custom and tradition ably demonstrated over the centuries through a series of well-documented pogroms."
"Igbo governors, who are essentially Hausa Fulani stooges in government houses across the South East, are doing their damned best to turn global opinion against IPOB,” the group stated.
It claimed that its members have never been involved in lawlessness or crime, adding that its activities are carried out in the full view of the public.
“Civilized nations and countries around the world know that IPOB, under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is not and can never be a terrorist organization but the All Progressives Congress (APC) Islamic fundamentalist government of Nigeria, headed by General Muhammadu Buhari, in collaboration with Dave Umahi, Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano, and others is making every effort to tarnish impeccable global standing of IPOB,” the statement said.
It alleged that the plot is conceived to provide legal cover for killings, arrests, torture, and detention without trial by the Nigerian Army and police. IPOB accused Mr. Ikpeazu of turning Abia State into a killing field for Jihadists seeking to spread Islam to every nook and cranny of Biafra.
“Today, Okezie Ikpeazu and his Northern masters have successfully hired unscrupulous individuals and groups to cause a crisis in order to justify their black-market order obtained from the Hausa Fulani Islamic judge, Justice Kafarati, designating IPOB a terrorist organization. That civilized nations steadfastly refused to buy into the tagging of IPOB as a terror group continues to irritate and anger Igbo governors and their Islamic masters from the North,” said IPOB.
The group claimed to be aware that the federal security agencies have positioned themselves to protect alleged jihadists from being repelled by members of Abia State communities.
“Abia State Police Commissioner, a non-Igbo from Edo State, with no interest in the protection of lives and property in the state, has also readied his men to attack anybody who stands to oppose this evil plan against the people of Biafra. The Nigerian government, through her unprofessional army and police, has commenced house to house search to abduct and kill those suspected to be IPOB members across Biafraland and Abia State in particular,” the group equally alleged.
As a result, it called on Nigerians and the international community, especially the United States of America, European Union, United Kingdom, Russia, and France to stop the perceived ethnic cleansing going on in Abia State.