Buhari’s Remarks About Biafra Sparks Another IPOB Protest



Ogbonna Casmir

Protest trails President Muhammadu Buhari’s on complementary remark that Nigeria would rather perish than have a state of Biafra, when he visited Katsina Monday by pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

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The statement which is viewed by the group as uncomplimentary and in short inflammatory, forced the group to draw out their members on demonstrations in the streets yesterday.

A release from the organisation, signed by Emma Mmezu and Clifford Iroanya, the group reiterates their determinations to actualize the state of Biafra and there is nothing anybody will do, not even the President himself.

The emotion-laden statement adduced reasons for the demonstration thus: “It is with a profound sense of responsibility, that we make public our reasons for quietly rolling out one of our 48 zones on the streets today, Tuesday 10th may, 2016.

“We are pained by the statement General Buhari made yesterday, Monday, in Kastina that the whole of Nigerian would rather perish, than our people to be free from bondage. We view that position as the mindset of a deluded man. It is a pity that the man cannot see that this unitary and hostile prison called Nigerian cannot survive much longer.

 “He is clearly not in touch with reality. His belief that killing us in cold blood (as he has been doing) will force us to fall in love with his dream unitary empire, where injustice, nepotism and hate reign is laughable. Our message to him is short and precise: OUR FREEDOM IS UNSTOPPABLE.

“Our second reason for marching peacefully today is: to pay homage with this solidarity march to our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, for his tenacity and commitment to truth and to inform him, that political comedians on the payroll of our enemies are busy entertaining the public in their wild claim to IPOB leadership. These despicable clowns, who range from an 86 year old great grandfather who once ran Ohanaeze aground, to a bearded bastard, who is better known as a property grabber, have only succeeded in letting the world know that the enemy is scared of your able leadership, even from undeserved incarceration, hence their resort to sponsoring these jesters, in the false hope, that they could instigate fake leadership crises in IPOB. Shame on them.

“We proudly declare Sir, that we are totally committed body, soul and spirit to Nnamdi Kanu leadership, for better for worse. On Kanu we stand.

“Finally, we are marching in solidarity and in honour of over 200 of our members killed in cold blood by this blood thirsty regime. And the over 100 others who are still missing and to state to the whole world that your death will not be in vain.

“In conclusion, as the adversaries stagger in confusion, we assure them that no amount of extra judicial killing, false accusation and brutal intimidation will stop our march to freedom.

“We are about to cross the red sea, we are confident of what will soon happen to pharaoh and his chariots, we can sight the promised land, victory is assured,” the statement declares.



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