IPOB Raises Alarm Over Ongoing Shooting Of Members In Aba By Soldiers
The indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB has alleged that “Hausa/Fulani soldiers are raining bullets” at its members in Aba, Abia State capital.
According to the allegation made by the group today, Monday, May 29, the soldiers in alliance with other security forces opened fire on its members on “evangelism” in honour of those who died during the Biafra Civil war.
The group in a statement sent to Daily Post by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said it wants to “raise alarm over the incessant rains of bullets by the combined forces of Nigeria security operatives.”
IPOB maintained that the Biafra Day celebration on May 30 will hold, irrespective of the threat by Nigeria security agencies.
“The soldiers and police are now shooting sporadically in Aba now where IPOB members were doing evangelism over the honour and remembrance of our fallen heroes and heroines scheduled to be held on the 30th of May 2017.
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“We want to put the whole world on notice of the plan of the Nigeria Government and her security agencies”, the statement said.
Continuing, the pro-Biafra group also claimed that “Nigeria Air Force jets are also hovering around Umuahia near the house of our supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Right now, the people living around Afara Ukwu Ibeku are running out of their respective places.
“We are calling on men and women of good conscience across the globe, United Nations, European Union, African Union, Amnesty International and other relevant human rights organizations including Human Rights Watch to call the barbaric Nigerian Government and her security agencies to order because we are only remembering the 50 years of Biafra declaration by Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and to remember and honour those who died during the war of genocide against the people of Biafra between 1967 and 1970.
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“No matter the threat from Northern Hausa-Fulani dominated security apparatus and their armaments the Biafrans and IPOB members worldwide must honour and remember those killed and starved to death during the war.”
Meanwhile, a recent report says that some members of IPOB have reportedly donated a cow which they named Buhari, to their leader Nnamdi Kanu.
The report which was first seen on an online news platform, Breaking Times, claimed that the Biafra supporters who are based in Malaysia traveled to Nigeria for the Biafra Day celebration planned for May 30 and donated the live cow to Kanu.
The cow would be killed for the scheduled celebration.