The Indigenous People of Biafra have urged Nigerian youths to stand up against robbers as soon as possible.
It also condemned what it called “senseless and repeated attacks” in the South-East geopolitical zone, emphasizing that it had nothing to do with the heinous crimes.
Emma Powerful, IPOB’s Director of Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement on Thursday, a copy of which was made available to The PUNCH.
“We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, ably led by our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, strongly condemn the senseless and incessant attacks, abductions, killings, and all manner of ‘criminalities’ in the South-Eastern states, particularly the recent atrocities in Anambra and other states in the South-East and South-South regions.”
“IPOB members are civilised people and are never involved in the barbarities going on in our territory. Anybody linking IPOB or ESN with these devilish activities is a blackmailer.
“IPOB is not unknown gunmen, and we cannot be. We are only after our mandate to protect our communities, bushes, and farms against the jihadists masquerading as Fulani herdsmen who are killing, maiming and raping our mothers, wives and sisters going to farms. IPOB will not tolerate such nonsense anymore.
“It is now clear to all that the bandits are out to eliminate every single individual or group in Southern Kaduna. Yet the governor is still looking for excuses instead of going after terrorists and bandits killing his subjects.
“We, therefore, urge Middle Belt, particularly the people of Southern Kaduna, Jos, and people of Nasarawa and youths who allowed their parents and children to be slaughtered like chicken, to rise and unite against bandits and Fulani herdsmen.”