Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, led by its acclaimed Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu, has drawn the attention of Nigeria’s Government to stop funding and fueling insecurity in Biafra Land, particularly the Southeast Region.
In a statement by Comrade Emma Powerful, Media, and Publicity Secretary of the group, it is unfortunate that the media and Igbo political leaders are mute over the formation of pro-government Islamic militia headed by Alhaji Asari Dukubo, who were among the groups causing mayhem that is sweeping across Igbo land.
The IPOB said, when it launched ESN in December 2020 to protect bushes and forests from Fulani terrorists, the media and some Igbo politicians were against our self-defense project.
They also stated that most of the people did not foresee what they saw then but were deceived to downgrade the danger facing the region from Fulani herdsmen with alleged connivance of Nigeria Security Agents.
The statement read in part, “But today, ESN has managed to secure our bushes and forests for our people to go back to farms, which was hitherto impossible due to fulani massacre.
“Currently, Biafrans, particularly Ndigbo, are confronted with threats from the new pro-government Islamic militia group formed and controlled by Asari but funded by the Tinubu’s government and APC party. Unfortunately, some prominent Igbo men and women are behaving as if they are not aware of the dangers ahead.
“The ongoing insecurity in our region are masterminded by the fifth columnists and their militias. Their agenda are; first to make peaceful Biafra agitation look violent before the International Community.
“Secondly, to create an unsafe environment in order to discourage our people from bringing their investment home even as they are being victimized in the Northern and Western Nigeria.
“The State sponsored insecurity may not end soon. It may lead to something better imagined if we don’t stand up to confront these sponsored militia groups contracted to distabelize Alaigbo.
“Asari Dokubo, the leader of this pro-government Islamic militia utterances so far, suggests that he has an evil agenda, which is being spoon-fed him by powerful authorities against Ndigbo. Our people must wise up now and prepare ahead of that which is to come from the “creek toad” and his paymasters.
The IPOB further called for the people to rise up now and support IPOB, saying they have volunteered to protect their region.
The statement further read, “ESN Operatives have done wonderful in combating the murderous activities of Fulani terrorists nicknamed herdsmen through the financial contributions of IPOB members worldwide. But more remains undone as those funding the violent Islamic conquest of our land are not giving up.
“The State and Community sponsored vigilantees as much as they do their best are completely under the control of the government via Nigeria Police hence incapable of confronting the government backed terrorists.
“But ESN has the independence, capability, strategy, and manpower to confront and stop the onslaught of Fulani terrorists and pro-government islamic militia that is about to launch a heavy attacks at our region incase the political events turn against Tinubu.
“The community Vigilantees do not have sophistication like ESN operatives to stop what is coming. It is time our people shun bigotry against IPOB and reason with us in order to protect our region.
The recent viral video where the pro-government Islamic militia led by Asari Dokubo was brandishing assault rifles did not attract any media or federal government uproar. That alone is a testament to the tacit support of the federal government of Nigeria.
“We in IPOB have nothing against anyone forming any militia to provide security as long as such militia group does not target peaceful IPOB members and Biafra restoration agenda. They must know their limits like IPOB and ESN knows theirs. We are keenly watching as their agenda unfolds, and we will not hesitate to confront any group contracted to distabelize our land.
“Where are the businessmen and women, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Governors, Polititcians, compromised media houses, and one Nigerianists who condemned Mazi Nnamdi KANU for forming ESN? Why are they quiet over this pro-Government Islamic militia led by a well-known Igbo hater, Asari Dukubo? Ndigbo, both big and small, is the target of this militia group, particularly the Igbo leaders. If you fold your hands, you may fall victim to these murderous militias, and the government will use their compromised media to blame IPOB, ESN, or unknown gunmen as usual.
“As IPOB resisted the use of Fulani herdsmen for fulanization agenda by the previous Fulani Government, this current Islamic Government has contracted a Biafran trained islamic jihadist, Asari Dukubo who has recruited criminals to continue the radical Islamic conquest agenda in disguise of combating insecurity. Igbo Land is a top priority for the Islamic regimens in Nigeria. All their agenda will fail because Chukwu Okike Abiama is with us.
The group noted that should “nobody should blame IPOB and ESN for confronting Asari Dukubo’s led Islamic militia should they go beyond their limit by encroaching into our land.