Igbo elites have been urged to support the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in their agitation for a sovereign State of Biafra.
The Chairman of Igbo Youth Forum (IYF), Comrade Kenneth Emeh, who made the call in an interview warned Igbo elites of the dire consequences of abandoning IPOB in the struggle.
He said that if they turn their eyes the other way, while the heavily lopsided Nigeria security forces continue to massacre the members of IPOB, when they finish them, it would be their turn
He lamented the recent unprovoked killings of IPOB in Asaba Delta State as well as other places which has been confirmed by the international human rights organisations such as the Amnesty International.
Angered Emeh said why Asaba killings by the blood thirsty Nigerian soldiers was painful is that they were not even protesting but holding a meeting which the soldiers may not even have known the agenda. He queried “is it a crime in Nigeria to hold a meeting. Don’t we have freedom of association and movement even in our own land? They have impoverished us economically, now they want to exterminate us. With what happened in Asaba, Porthacourt, Aba, Onitsha and other places, they want to finish us”
Emeh was worried that the Hausa/Fulani elements living around and within us have become informants about the movement of their host, alleging that they were one who called the soldiers that massacred innocent t people who were meeting at Okwe in Asaba. He decried a situation where some ethnic groups now arrogate the ownership of this country to themselves and called on the new Ohaneze Ndigbo President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo and members of executive , to rise up to the ocassion.
Lamenting the continuous killings and injustices against Ndigbo in Nigeria, he said that nothing has been done to the Apo six killiers whose case is still pending in court, while most of them have been allowed to escape.
The Igbo youth boss said it has become an open secret of the plots to eliminate the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government in concert with some foreign countries but they have continued to fail as they have failed before .
He said Nigeria has become like Sudan which used Janjaweeds to kill the Southern Sudan, here they use Fulani Herdsmen to kill their perceived political opponents. In the South Middle Belt and christian community in the North, saying that a recent report confirmed that Government was arming Fulani herdsmen.
He said this has been confirmed by the kid glove treatment given to these criminals each time they engaged in massacring people.