The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described the planned military operation in the southeast as a misplaced priority.
Naija News recalls that the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai, had annoucned that the Nigeria Army would soon commence the fourth phase of Operation Python Dance in the southeast.
Reacting in a statement its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB charged Buratai to channel efforts in fighting insecurity in the north.
The group said military operations within the borders of Nigeria indicates that the Nigeria army are cowards and instruments of suppression and intimidation.
According to IPOB, civilised democratic countries set up their armies to fight external enemies and protect their borders, but in Africa national armies are being used to oppress the civilian population.
“They should stop fooling themselves and reveal the motive behind these countless invasions of Biafraland, which is to aid Fulani herdsmen acquire and consolidate farmlands forcibly taken from non-Fulani communities in the south.
“There is no insecurity in Biafraland save for those introduced by land grabbing Fulani terror herdsmen, aided and abated by southeast governors,” the group said.
IPOB added that Northern governors are proudly and openly negotiating with known killers, bandits and terrorist.
The group slammed Governors Dave Umahi, Willie Obiano, Okezie Ikpeazu and Ohanaeze National President, Nnia Nwodo, for allegedly colluding with northern military officers to kill Igbos.
“We know Nigerian military have no shame and will continue to flex their muscle against unarmed peaceful civilians while running away from engaging Boko Haram in battle in the north.
“Boko Haram are rampaging and killing lives in the north. There are overcrowded IDP camps and abandoned villages in the Arewa core north but the senseless Nigerian army are in Biafraland extorting money from motorists and committing all manner of unspeakable atrocities,” the group added.