The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has berated Southeast governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and “some self-acclaimed” Igbo political elite for their roles in the proscription of his group by the Federal Government.
Naija News reports that Kanu, who is the director of Radio Biafra is agitating for the Republic of Biafra. His group, the IPOB which is also seeking to break away from Nigeria had since been proscribed by the Nigerian government led by President Buhari.
Displeased with the development, Kanu in a statement on Wednesday by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, described the Southeast governors, the Ohanaeze leadership and the self-acclaimed Igbo political leaders as “traitors and saboteurs”, who have a debt to pay.
The IPOB leader who also blamed them for the upsurge of herdsmen and bandits in Igboland, said: “We are monitoring and taking records of every single attack on our people,” he said in the statement, lamenting that the slaughtering in Igboland has since 2015 continued unabated.
Kanu also said he was aware of the house -to- house search for Biafrans in Enugu, Imo, Aba, and Ebonyi states as well as in Asaba, Delta State by security agencies, this was even as he lamented that the whereabouts of 16 Biafrans abducted last week in Abia State had remained unknown.
The IPOB leader said: “By conniving with the enemies to get rid of IPOB that is the only defence line of Biafra nation, these saboteurs have opened our land for constant attack and humiliation by Fulani terrorists, herdsmen and bandits.
“In their bid to appease and impress their Northern masters for political reward, these traitors outlawed IPOB, a peaceful movement, and paved the way for its eventual proscription as a terrorist organization.
“Ever since then, how have they protected or defended Biafra land against incessant Fulani unprovoked attacks?
“We are aware of the on-going house-to-house search by security operatives designed to pick up and eliminate Biafrans in Enugu, Imo, Aba and Ebonyi States as well Asaba and Igweocha.
“Just last week at Ohafia in Abia State, they abducted Mazi Okewu Agwu from his home and many others including Mazi Samuel Arua Eme, Mazi Kalu Iroha Amogu, Mazi David Agwu and 12 others whose names are yet to be established till now.
“This continued state-sponsored attacks and secret murder of IPOB members and Biafrans, in general, must stop. Let it be on record, therefore, that any one – man or woman, civilian or security agent, directly or remotely involved in killing IPOB member has a debt to pay no matter how long it takes.
“We are monitoring and taking records of every single attack on our people and how the Nigerian government and her security agencies abduct IPOB members and use chemicals and acid to murder many of our people in their custody to conceal evidence.”
Speaking further, Kanu, therefore, called on the international communities to prevail on President Buhari-led administration and security agencies to stop the genocide against Biafrans.