The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has described those who visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock a day after combined security forces massacred its members who were praying and observing remembrance day for their fallen heroes at Nkpor, near Onitsha, Anambra state, as Igbo traitors.
IPOB, in a press statement signed by its coordinators, Dr. Clifford Iroanya said they were surprised at the likes of those who rushed to Buhari and congratulated him for killing Biafrans on the fateful day and not to condemn his murderous act or to discuss the process of restoration of Biafra, adding, “it is now left for Biafrans to decide what to do with these traitors”.
Meanwhile, a South East Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations, SBCHROs has said it is deeply worried that the Nigerian security forces and their political conspirators are dangerously pushing innocent and law-abiding members of key ethnic nationalities in Nigeria to the wall, forcing them to learn the hard way of preserving their ethnic identities and human existence.
SBCHROs warned that if these dangerous trends are not checked, it can be dicey for the country, its peoples, West African sub-region, African Union and the United Nations, adding that the Nigerian killer-state entities under reference are also taking the country and its people to the path of social catastrophe with uprising and retaliatory justice as looming end product.
In a press statement entitled: “Igbo Heroes Day Massacre & Wicked Regime Falsehood: We Foresee Uprising & Retaliatory Justice,” by Emeka Umeagbalasi, the coalition declared: “The Muhammadu Buhari, Tukur Buratai, Solomon Arase and Willie Obiano of Nigeria’s present disastrous democracy and their killer-subordinates are steadily pushing Nigeria back to the Hobbesian era where life was brutish, short, nasty and disease prone; and where retaliatory and jungle justice and cannibalism were the order of the day.”
Meantime, the Directorate of State, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Spain has described last week’s killing of its members as premeditated and unwarranted. In a statement by Head, Directorate of State, IPOB Spain, Mazi Uchenna Asiegbu,the group said “the massacre, the maiming and forceful displacement of unarmed peaceful people of Biafra on a day we were remembering the atrocious genocide of the same government is utterly unthinkable and absurd.”
It said the present government in Nigeria has indeed proven to be an undemocratic government, hiding under the cloak of democracy to perpetuate ponderous evil deeds on ordinary people.
“The account of what took place across the Biafra land that day is condemnable by any conscientious average person. It is expedient and expressly essential for the office of the Directorate of State, Indigenous People of Biafra, to state categorically that the acts so meted out on our kiths and kin at home is nothing short of an apparently premeditated, unwarranted and extra-judicial killing of our people, men and women, young and old, even sparing the pregnant of this inhumanity was not the case.
“As if the killing was not enough, they went all out to fabricate all manner of allegations and accuse the IPOB of being violent . Their deed certainly cannot be justified, and it leaves many unanswered questions.
”They harassed and gruesomely murdered innocent citizens without sparing even the most vulnerable like the pregnant women. All was executed to please the President of Nigeria and other Igbo haters and came out to defend their callous and unprofessional action with their outdated extant Rule of Engagement, RoE, given self-defense as claimed by the 82 Division Nigeria Army,” he said. (Vanguard)