The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari over a recent comment credited to him, where he maintained that those calling for secession of Biafra were jokers.
Buhari, while speaking in his country home, Kastina State on Monday averred that no one can disintegrate Nigeria as a nation.
Irked by this statement, the Biafra agitators took to the streets on Tuesday to demand their freedom from Nigeria, which they often described as ‘zoo.’
A statement jointly issued by top leaders of the group, Emmanuel Mmezu and Clifford Iroanya affirmed that they won’t relent until the dream of Biafra became reality.
According to them, any moment from now, the ‘prison called Nigeria’ will cease to exist as a nation.
According to them, “It is with a profound sense of responsibility, that we make public our reasons for quietly rolling out one of our 48 zones on the streets today, Tuesday 10th may, 2016. The reasons for this unplanned peaceful march are as follows:
“We are pained by the statement General Buhari made yesterday in Kastina, that the whole of Nigerian would rather perish, than our people to be free from bondage. We view that position as the mindset of a deluded man. It is a pity that the man cannot see that this unitary and hostile prison called Nigerian, cannot survive much longer.
“He is clearly not in touch with reality. His belief that killing us in cold blood (as he has been doing) will force us to fall in love with his dream unitary empire, where injustice, nepotism and hate reign is laughable. Our message to him is short and precise: OUR FREEDOM IS UNSTOPPABLE.”
The group further lambasted leadership of the Ohaneze Ndigbo for abandoning their leader who had been in detention for months.
It said, “Our second reason for marching peacefully today is: to pay homage with this solidarity march to our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, for his tenacity and commitment to truth and to inform him, that political comedians on the payroll of our enemies are busy entertaining the public in their wild claim to IPOB leadership.
“These despicable clowns, who range from an 86 year old great grandfather who once ran Ohanaeze aground, to a bearded bastard, who is better known as a property grabber, have only succeeded in letting the world know that the enemy is scared of your able leadership, even from undeserved incarceration, hence their resort to sponsoring these jesters, in the false hope, that they could instigate fake leadership crises in IPOB.
“Shame on them. We proudly declare Sir, that we are totally committed, body, soul and spirit to Nnamdi Kanu’s leadership, for better for worse. On Kanu we stand,” it added.