IPOB mocks S-East govs, traditional rulers over EbubeAgu security
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, wondered why the Enugu State Government and the traditional rulers in the state have ignored the killings in the state, asking the state government where its forest guards and EbubeAgu officials are while people are being killed in the state.
IPOB also alleged that Nigerian security agents hunting for Eastern Security Network, ESN, operatives are deliberately watching killer herdsmen as they continue their killing spree across South East, warning that it will soon teach killer herdsmen slaughtering people in Enugu State in the language they will understand.
Similarly, the Enugu State chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the attack on Okpokwu-Mgbuji community in Isiuzo council by destructive Fulani herdsmen and warned that they would no longer tolerate the intentional decimation of lives.
In a related development, the President General of Mgbuji Town Union in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mr. Chukwuma Ede, yesterday, denied the allegation making the rounds that the Divisional Police Officer in the council area mandated the community to sign an undertaking to cede land and live with suspected herdsmen before the corpses of their slain kinsmen would be released for burial.
A statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, entitled, “Fulani killer herdsmen slaughtering farmers in Enugu State will be taught a lesson in the language they will understand.” alleged that the Army, Police and the Department of State Services, DSS are quick to use their bombs and tanks against IPOB and ESN, but look the other way when jihadists masquerading as herdsmen embark upon their pillage and massacre of innocent Biafrans.
IPOB, therefore, alleged that the attacks in Enugu communities are state-sponsored ethnic cleansing by Fulani’s against the Igbos and has once again exposed the hypocrisy of the Nigerian military, Police, and other security agencies.
IPOB’s statement read in part: “The renewed barbaric and unprovoked attacks on different communities in Enugu State by terrorists masquerading as herdsmen have once again exposed the hypocrisy of the compromised Nigeria military, police and other security agencies supervising the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Biafrans.
“The same double-faced Nigerian security agencies hunting for the operatives of the Eastern Security Network ESN, are watching terrorist herdsmen as they continue their killing spree across Biafra land.
“Instead of halting these genocidal attacks against innocent Biafrans, the Nigerian security agencies take pleasure in hunting and killing our volunteers defending our ancestral land.
“The massacre of innocent Biafrans at Ehamufu in Enugu State, Wednesday morning unchallenged by the security agents is another confirmation of the criminal role of the security agencies in the evil agenda against the Igbos in Nigeria.
“The barbaric attacks on the hapless people of Eha-amufu and Ogbuji communities in Isi-uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State has proven that Nigerian soldiers’ singular agenda in Biafraland is to be distracting the ESN and IPOB, thereby creating the environment for criminal herdsmen to continue with their land-grabbing tendency and atrocities against Biafran communities.
“We, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, therefore, want to remind the jihadists masquerading as herdsmen and their partners in crime that they won’t succeed in Biafra land as long as we exist. Our gallant men will again teach them in the only language they understand. We did it before and they attested to that, and we shall do it again.
“Since the Nigerian security agencies have chosen to provide cover for known terrorists killing law-abiding and innocent citizens, it has become an existential duty on IPOB to keep defending our ancestral land no matter the cost.
“The Army, Police, and DSS are quick to use their bombs and tanks against us, but look the other way when Fulani jihadists masquerading as herdsmen embark upon their pillage and massacre of innocent Biafrans.
“The Enugu State government and other politicians including traditional rulers have suddenly gone blind, deaf, and dumb over the killing of innocent citizens in the state.
“Where is their forest guard which was set up obviously to fight ESN? Where is their Ebube Agu which their masters compelled them to set up as a counterforce against ESN?
“Now that pregnant mothers are being killed, their stomach ripped open and the fetus ripped apart, where are politicians and stakeholders in the state, the chief security officer, and all the security apparatus set up?
“We don’t understand why most politicians and stakeholders are not protecting their citizens from Fulani terrorist attacks, the killer squad sent to eliminate our people. IPOB and ESN will not allow that to continue to happen. We are coming to display our might to terrorist herdsmen in every part of Biafra.”
IPOB also challenged the Nigerian security agents allegedly killing innocent Igbo youths and closing markets in the South East for their solidarity with its leader on his Court day to halt the Enugu killer herdsmen if they are not partial in security matters.