IPOB Claims Their Threat Scared Buhari Away From The South-East Summit
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday boasted that its threat scared Buhari away from the South East.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday did not attend the scheduled South-East Economic and Security Summit in Enugu.
IPOB had earlier warned Buhari to stay away from The South East, particularly Enugu over alleged killing of Ndigbo at different locations.
According to reports in the Daily Post, all the serving ministers from the South East geo-political zone were conspicuously absent from the event.
Also absent were Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who is also serving on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
However, the event was well attended by political leaders from the zone who are under all other political parties.
In attendance were Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu, David Umahi of Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi, respectively.
IPOB spokesperson, Comrade Emma Powerful, in a statement released, commended the people of Biafra for their support.
Emma Powerful commended them for their support “towards stopping President Muhamadu Buhari from attending the economic summit in Enugu today, being 22nd December, 2016.”
IPOB Threat Scared Buhari Away From Enugu Summit
The statement read:
“We thank everybody who participated in making this effort a reality.
“Because the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other leaders have drafted 2020 men to Enugu who are ready to die with Buhari today in Enugu.
“The world would have justified the killing of Biafrans by Buhari and his government today.
“Therefore, we thank Chukwu Okike Abiama because the federal government would have seen what they have not seen before.
“Because we are Biafrans not Nigerians and we know why we chose nonviolent approach towards this noble cause not out of fear.”
They even threatened the Minister of Labour, Chief Nigige saying:
“Somebody like Ngige who feels that Biafra is a child’s play, we warn that when we start with him, his masters in Abuja will not save him and his colleagues.
“This project of Biafra restoration being championing by the God-ordained leader, Mazi Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not like other pro-Biafra movements where politicians can make jest of.
“We are for a mission. Beware Ngige, we are not illiterates and drop outs as you said and we are not jobless people as you also insinuated.
“The Nigeria government and Buhari must release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB members in detention illegally.
“And investigate the amnesty international reports, which indicted the security agencies in Nigeria and submit the investigations for the public to see.
“Let us expose the evils they committed against the members of IPOB and Biafrans at large.”