IPOB Fees Igbos to defend themselves and their companies in Lagos in opposition to ethnic assault By Steve Oko The Indigenous Folks of Biafra, I…
IPOB Fees Igbos to defend themselves and their companies in Lagos in opposition to ethnic assault
By Steve Oko
The Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, has urged Ndigbo residents in Lagos, to rise and defend themselves in opposition to ethnic agenda.
That is approaching the heels of assaults on the Igbo and their enterprise pursuits within the wake of the presidential and nationwide meeting elections the place they mobilized help for the candidates of the Labour Celebration.
IPOB known as on Ndigbo to be vigilant wherever they reside.
“IPOB is urging Ndigbo and Biafrans usually resident within the Western area Nigeria, notably in Lagos, to be very vigilant and be ready and able to defend themselves and their companies in opposition to thugs and criminals if the Nigerian safety equipment is incapable of or unwilling to guard them.
“That very same evil hen that sang within the 60s is singing once more. Cabals rigged 2023 election to set Ndigbo up in opposition to the Yorubas. However we’re a lot wiser now, and we hope that Yoruba individuals is not going to fall into the script of the caliphate.
“The political thugs and criminals employed to terrorise and burn down properties belonging to Ndigbo ought to know that they haven’t any monopoly of violence, therefore, should be ready to obtain no less than as a lot as they provide. “
IPOB additionally dismissed as ridiculous, claims in some quarters that the pro-Biafra motion had deployed particular squads to trigger mayhem in Lagos forward of the March 18 governorship and home of meeting elections.
In line with IPOB, these behind such unfounded rumours are solely looking for low cost reputation however ought to be ignored.
IPOB in a press release by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Highly effective, stated it had little interest in Nigeria elections, and wouldn’t in any method affiliate with it not to mention deploying its males to entangle in it.
The assertion made out there to Vanguard learn partially:”The eye of IPOB has been drawn to the general public assertion from some individuals calling themselves Delta Igbos alleging that IPOB has deployed IPOB Particular Squad in Lagos to trigger mayhem.
“We’d have ignored this pretend data from these traitors, however it’s apparent that they’re working with the enemies who’re lately selling Igbophobia in Lagos.
“For the avoidance of doubt, IPOBs are usually not, and may by no means be social gathering to Nigeria politics. IPOB members are usually not taken with Nigeria politics and may’t be used as political thugs.
“IPOB won’t ever assault any area, individual, or tribe for any purpose until threatened.
“IPOB has by no means had any document of violence in all our rallies internationally. The situation that these ineffective idiots painted of their assertion alleging that IPOB Particular Squad will burn down Igbo markets for sympathy is sort of a home proprietor burning down his home for public sympathy; How pathetic!
“These fools ought to do not forget that when Igbos are being killed, they won’t be spared or have alternative to inform the anti-igbo mob that they’re Delta Igbos, Balyesa Igbos, Ikwere Igbos, River Niger Igbos or different ineffective confused names that they might name themselves.
“Due to this fact, these elevating these false alarms ought to be held accountable for the arson and destruction of Igbo properties. They’re the pitiable brokers of the tribal bigots in Lagos who’re selling ethnic hatred in opposition to Igbos.”
The professional-Biafra motion, claimed that some individuals within the South West, had been compromised by some unpatriotic Northern components to incite violence in opposition to Ndigbo residing in Lagos or their enterprise pursuits.
“However, we’ve acknowledged that cabals have purchased over some personalities in Yoruba land to advertise ethnic hatred and trigger mayhem in opposition to Ndigbo.
“We all know that almost all of true Sons of Oduduwa are usually not, and won’t help the crimes being dedicated in opposition to Igbos resident in Lagos State and different elements of Yorubaland for that matter.
“We additionally know that these true Sons of Oduduwa are usually not in help of the agenda of the Fulani to trigger disaffection between the Yoruba and the Igbo and we should not permit them to succeed.”
IPOB cautioned these being recruited to trigger disaffection between Ndigbo and Yoruba to desist from such hatchet jobs.
“We want to let these getting used to trigger hassle between the Igbo Nation and Yoruba Nation to retrace their step and be part of forces with effectively which means Yoruba individuals and the Igbo individuals to extricate our individuals from the quagmire known as Nigeria.
“These hassle makers getting used to attain a set goal should perceive that Ndigbo is not going to cower and run away for them however will moderately defend themselves in opposition to criminals and political thugs wherever till Biafrans are allowed to exit the contraption known as Nigeria.
” If you happen to don’t need Igbos to train their rights freely as Nigerians, then permit us to have our Unbiased State of Biafra.”
The assertion stated that IPOB wouldn’t be lured into any friction with any ethnic group however would stay targeted on its agitation for Biafra restoration.
“IPOB is not going to fall for his or her bait to interact in any combat with our Yoruba buddies and neighbours. The Fulani are usually not smarter than some other Nation in Nigeria so the Igbo Nation and the Yoruba Nation should not permit them to pitch us in opposition to one another.
“Our chief Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu opened a door of cooperation with the Yoruba Nation and the IPOB management will keep that cooperation pending when our chief rejoins us to proceed our unstoppable match to freedom.
“It’s apparent that tribal politicians in Lagos and Abuja are sponsoring these criminals and political thugs to assault and burn down Igbo individuals’s enterprise and properties as a method to intimidate them throughout Nigeria and perchance instigate a combat between the Igbo and their hosts.
“Those that assume that they will use intimidation to terrorise Ndigbo into submission ought to return to historical past as a result of Ndigbo shouldn’t be the sort to be intimidated.
“Those that are hoping to duplicate the 1960 situation ought to advise themselves correctly as a result of by no means once more we could permit our individuals to be butchered and massacred for the sake of and for the advantage of the British and their Fulani collaborators as a result of a terrific shock awaits them.”
IPOB, due to this fact, urged Lagos State Governor, Yoruba Conventional rulers, their opinion moulders, politicians, Afenifere leaders notably Gani Adams “to do all that’s essential to cease these criminals and their sponsors of their observe to keep away from igniting a hearth that may pitch us in opposition to one another whereas the Caliphate is standing on the sideline laughing at us.”
” These thugs should be compelled to desist from additional attacking and bullying Ndigbo which are doing their legit enterprise in Lagos.
“Lagos Authorities ought to know that 2023 shouldn’t be 1993 and Igbos will defend themselves in opposition to these criminals with no matter means is offered to them.
“We’re making this request in good religion in order that tomorrow none ought to get up to inform the story from the center that Ndigbo are preventing their host group.
“The leaders and elders in Yoruba land ought to name the criminals terrorising Igbos and their sponsors to order earlier than issues degenerate into harmful and unimaginable dimensions.
“Igbo leaders and Conventional Rulers ought to equally communicate out to their Yoruba counterparts. No one ought to blame Ndigbo and the youths for defending themselves in opposition to the ethnic cleaning and impoverishment agenda.
“That is the time to warn these ethnic political bigots and their thugs to cease destroying Igbo-owned companies and markets in Lagos State.
“Destroying Igbo’s properties in Lagos due to fraud and obsession for re-election that has nothing to do with Ndigbo is barbaric and unacceptable. “
The assertion famous that “Igbos are peaceable enterprise individuals who have contributed to Lagos growth greater than some other ethnic group in Nigeria.”
” Why a lot hate and envy in opposition to Ndigbo? God Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama has destined us to be what we’re, and no quantity of hatred and envy can change God’s blessing for His individuals.
“Those that don’t like Igbos or are envious of them ought to inform the Nigeria authorities to permit a Biafra Referendum in order that we will exit Nigeria for good and in peace.”
“IPOB tabled a requirement for Biafra exit by means of a referendum to Nigerians and the Nigeria authorities. The sooner that demand is met, the higher for all of us to keep away from steady Igbophobia in Nigeria. “