The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it will soon expand the operations of its security wing – Eastern Security Network – to the Northern part of the country.
Recall that Miyetti Allah had stated that it will deploy its armed members to protect their cattle investment in Igbo land.
IPOB, in a statement it released through its spokesman, Emma Powerful on Sunday, vowed to kill members of the Miyetti Allah herdsmen allegedly planning to relocate to the South-east region.
The pro-Biafra group said such an utterance was perfidious to the governors of the South-East region and the entire people.
“The attention of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has been drawn to the threat by Miyetti Allah to deploy 5, 000 jihadists to Biafra land to protect their cows and herders following the floating of Ebubeagu security outfit by South-East governors. We consider this utterance an insult to the entire Biafra and won’t tolerate it despite our grievances against the treacherous South-East governors and the political elite,” the statement read.
“The South-East governors must understand that the federal government of Nigeria sponsored Miyetti Allah to make this reckless utterance. The earlier they understand that IPOB is not their problem, the better. They should stop betraying us but appreciate our sacrifices in the defence of our ancestral land.
“The Miyetti Allah and their terrorist group should know that they shouldn’t play God forever. They are trying to provoke Eastern Security Network and IPOB to take drastic action. IPOB and ESN are running out of patience with their insults. They should retrace their steps now! Let them come we are waiting for them. Soon they will see ESN in the North.”
IPOB warned that it will not allow Miyetti Allah do to the South-East what Fulani did to Hausa land in the early 17th century.
“Fulani terrorists are thinking that Biafra land is easy to penetrate the way they penetrated Hausa land and conquered them in 1804. If Miyetti Allah and their sponsors in Aso Rock attempt to do in Biafra land what they did in Hausa land, they will regret their actions. ESN and IPOB and prepared for them. They can intimidate South-East governors but they can’t intimidate IPOB and ESN. No inch of Biafra land will be relinquished to Fulani jihadists.
“If Miyetti Allah jihadists step into our land they will be like abandoned corpses in the bushes and forests in our territory. Nigerians can melt before Miyetti Allah but not IPOB and ESN. Miyetti Allah must not try IPOB and ESN because they cannot withstand our venom.
“We hereby declare an end to open grazing throughout Biafra territory. If we get any cow grazing openly on our farms again, both the cow and the murderous herder shall not live to tell their experience,” the statement added.