The Army chief had ordered army commands in the South-east to clamp down on secessionists following threats by the Nnamdi Kanu‘s Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) to conduct a referendum next week Saturday during the Presidential elections.
National Leader of BNYL, Princewill Chimezie Richard while cautioning the army Chief said that a sit at home protest cannot be regarded as a threat.
“We challenge Buratai to direct his threat to the Boko Haram and wait to see how his men will be bombed overnight,” he said.
“He feels Biafra of our time is a child’s play that he can crush in few minutes then he should know that he is also joking, because we can metamorphose and become more deadly than the Boko Haram if the murder continues.
“He should thread with caution because the blood of our people will not be used for the already rigged 2019 election.
“A sit at home is not a war, it is not a riot but a way of protest even though we don’t buy into that idea”.
BNYL maintained that it will not be deterred by the federal government threats.