The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the Nigeria military and other security agencies of providing cover for killer Fulani herdsmen on a killing spree in the South East and South South.
IPOB said that the recent massacre of innocent Biafrans in Enugu and Ebonyi states by the herdsmen proves that nobody is still left in doubt that the security agencies have been giving them tacit support. The group vowed to avenge the “Enugu, Ebonyi massacres”.
IPOB in a statement on Thursday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, wondered where the military helicopter, gunboats that were buzzing over Orlu airspace in search of ESN operatives in February were during the killings.
The statement reads in part: “Where are the heavily armed brutal soldiers that massacred unarmed Biafran agitators in morning exercise at Emene? Where are the DSS operatives daily hunting and abducting IPOB members and other Biafran agitators?
“Just yesterday, DSS abducted Elizabeth Ozioma Onyeaka, an IPOB member in Anambra North Senatorial zone. Armed DSS personnel invaded their home between 2:00 and 2:30am and took her away and till now they have kept her incommunicado. Secret abduction of IPOB members has continued unabated.
“Why can’t Nigeria Fulani terrorists in military uniform trace those that attacked 4 villages in Ebonyi and Enugu states?”
IPOB gave assurance that “the genocides against Eastern Security Network, ESN personnel will not go unpunished.”
The statement added: “We are prepared for them. We knew a time like this will come, and that was why our proactive Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu floated ESN ahead of time to defend Biafrans against them.
“Again, we vow that ESN will avenge the blood of the innocent Biafrans spilled by them and woe betide any hypocrite in DSS, police or military uniform that will rise to their defense when ESN pays them back in their own coin.
“Where are the South East and South South Govs and their 2023 madness now that their citizens are slaughtered like fowls? Where is the weeping Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as rice farmers in Adani have become games for Fulani herdsmen? Where is Ohanaeze Ndigbo and their leadership, Prof Gorge Obiozor and co? Where is the Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State Hope Uzodinma? Where is Joe Igbokwe now Lagos state gutter cleaner that his kinsmen are slaughtered less honourably than cows?
“Where are Orji Uzor Kalu and his RUGA project in South East and other saboteurs and other traitors in South East mouthing One Nigeria, and the 2023 Presidency of Igbo extraction?
“The die is cast! That dark moment that our Leader saw many years ago has finally dawned. Those who want ESN outlawed should provide alternative now that the killers are on the prowl!”