Estranged Deputy-Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the separatist movement is responsible for the mindless killings being experienced in the Southeast region of Nigeria.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Mefor who said this in Owerri, Imo State on Sunday asked IPOB to take responsibility for the criminal acts in Southeast, and change its ways.
Vanguard quotes Mefor as saying: “The Biafra De Facto Customary Government is fully aware of the antics and the ridiculous subterfuge of the IPOB faction under Nnamdi Kanu and their footsoldiers.
“With this in mind, we begin by asking the fake, pseudo name they call “Emma Powerful” and his criminally-minded gang members in the DOS under Chika Edoziem of the faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra led by Nnamdi Kanu to stop diverting attention; and take responsibility and ownership of the mess—– specifically the crimes against humanity, the violence, the horror and the cannibalism they brought to Biafraland and especially in Igboland.
“They disappointed our people and betrayed their trust by adopting violence and armed struggle as official policy turned their weapons against the innocent, vulnerable people rather than the enemy and subsequently and ultimately endangered the lives of Biafrans and their properties contrary to the original “Non-violent” ideology upon which IPOB was founded upon.
“Ask Emma Powerful, Chinasa Nworu and Chika Edoziem who brought the insecurity in Igbo part of Biafraland to the level it is today. The evidence is overwhelming and is everywhere in online videos and prints, on the streets of Igboland and Radio Biafra/IPOB Community Radio broadcasts involving their members.
“Their leaders and followers. We warned them that their misguided actions would be empowering our oppressors to continue to kill our people and that the consequences of such their actions would be indeterminate including heavy militarization of Biafraland.”