The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has slammed southeast governors, politicians and those who claim to be Ibo and non Ibo elder statesmen for failing to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to do the right thing by releasing its leader Nnamdi Kanu.
According to Vanguard, the group in a release by its publicity officer, Emma Powerful, said the killing of innocent people by Nigerian security forces would have been averted if responsible Nigerians had condemned the previous wanton killing of nonviolent people who protest or agitate for what are their rights.
The group urged southeast governors and politicians to emulate the Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state for being outspoken and condemning the killing of non violent Biafran agitators.
IPOB said it has high esteem for Governor Fayose, who has shown that he is the only detribalized politician after the late Owelle of Onitsha Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, that is still living and does not play politics with the lives of any citizen of Nigeria.
“We are telling the people of Ekiti state that they have a son in whom the Biafrans and IPOB and other Biafra agitators are well pleased with, this is not because he condemned the Federal Government of Nigeria for killing IPOB other Biafran and non Biafran agitators, but because he equally condemned the killing by Fulani herdsmen in Agatu in Benue and Nimbo in Enugu States and others.
“He has equally stood tall by single handily and constructively criticizing the All Progressive Congress, APC, government in all their irresponsible and anti Nigeria’s policies when his party members and other Nigerian politicians have been afraid and intimidated not to talk for fear of being arrested for one alleged corrupt act or the other,” the group said.
In a related development, IPOB has responded to calls by IGP Solomon Arase for his men to disarm them in order to quell their agitation for the sovereign state of Biafra.
In a statement released to the media yesterday, June 1 by the group’s spokespersons, Clifford Iroanya and Emma Nmezu, IPOB stated that the IGP should hide his face in shame for the statement he made.
According to the group, Arase is complicating and deepening his indictment, conviction, and sentencing at the International Criminal Court (ICC).