*Says it’s not necessary in any part of S’East
*Berates Major Al Mustapha on Igbo disunity comments
By Chimaobi Nwaiwu, Nnewi
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described the recent launch of Operation Python Dance in the South-East and the threat to deal with them as “an attempt to divert attention and a diversionary measure to free itself from the indictment, condemnation and criticisms it has roundly received over the Amnesty International report that criticized their barbaric activities in South-East states. It is also a plot to kill more IPOB members.”
IPOB said “the report is unsettling the military in Nigeria and outside Nigeria because of its involvement in the senseless and avoidable killing of innocent Igbo. They should bury their face in shame over their unsuccessful attempt to deny their barbaric killing of innocent, unarmed and non violent IPOB members, other Biafra agitators and non agitators.”
IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful, alleged that “the Federal Government, through the military and South East Governors have connived to unleash another terror on IPOB members and other Biafra agitators and innocent citizens, less than six months after the killings they are trying to deny but without success.”
According to the statement, “this Operation Python Dance is not necessary in any part of South-East because the area already has peace and security, and does not need the army and its checkpoints which they will turn to toll gates for making money. The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Army Defence Headquarters have stationed the military in every part of the South-East to snuff life out of all IPOB members and Biafra agitators in South-East and South-South.
“However, we are going to hold the South-East governors responsible if any life is lost in the South-East, because the Federal Government of Nigeria and Defence Headquarters cannot afford to bring the military equipment in all the parts of South-East without the consent of the governors.”
IPOB lashes out on Al-Mustapha
Also yesterday, the group lashed out at Major Hamza Al-Mustapha for saying that the Igbo are not united, saying that he is not properly informed.
IPOB alleged that it was his Northern counterparts who are deceiving him that the Igbo are not united, adding that Igbo of today are more united than the Northerners who are killing everybody in the name of senseless Boko Haram insurgency.
“The Igbo are united, and with IPOB, we are achieving more unity in this fight for the restoration of Biafra. Even our brothers separated with the creation of states and named Niger Delta region are part of this unity.”
MASSOB urges for prayer
The leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Comrade Uchenna Madu, yesterday, urged the pro-Biafra agitators in the country to pray ahead of the Federal High Court ruling on the leader of the IPOB tomorrow.
He said: “Ndigbo shall not abandon their own son because of personal interests. As Nnamdi Kanu and others appear in court onDecember 1, MASSOB urges the people of Biafra all over the world to observe praying, fasting and supplication for our brothers and Biafra heroes.
“MASSOB members will engage in charismatic prayer meeting at MASSOB headquarters, Okwe on December 1. As we demand for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and others, we shall maintain our non violence principle.
“Until Igbo leaders understand the efficacies, potencies and political value of MASSOB, IPOB and others, they will never progress politically in Nigeria.
“Today, major Igbo leaders have abandoned Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Nwawuisi and Madubugwu of IPOB; Innocent Orji, Sabastine Amadi, Uchenna Nicholas and 17 others of MASSOB and Benjamin Onwuka and others of BIM because they thought that these men pose threat to their political adventures in Nigeria or economic interest.”