Published on Oct 10, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has made it clear that the federal government and five state governments in the Southeast are forcing it to take arms and fight, which it promised to do in the near future.
In a statement by the media and publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful said members of the group had remained calm despite what he called brazen provocation and attack against its leader and members by the Nigerian army, adding that soon the group would shed its non-violent stand and take to arms as it has been pushed beyond limit.
“It was the Nigerian government and her security operatives that brought violence into the Biafra agitation, not IPOB. Should IPOB decide to engage in armed struggle at a future date, the world must hold the government of Buhari, Igbo governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo responsible.
“We always held peaceful rallies and protests all around major cities across Biafraland without any violent incident or objection from the masses, but they decided to tag us terrorists in order to justify the violent crackdown on innocent Biafran populations. Our happiness is that today the world can see that IPOB is innocent and have totally vindicated us.”
Emma Powerful referred to the governors and the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo as political contractors who he said are envious of IPOB’s popularity and the demonstrable feat it had achieved in the struggle.
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