Posted by News Express | 3 August 2020 | 405 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has described the recent formation of Miyetti Allah security outfit nationwide as a mere part of series of actions geared towards subjugating the Christian indigenous nationalities of Nigeria.
He said that the same nationalities “have stoically borne the brunt of the brutal terror unleashed by the Fulani since the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.”
Kanu warned that “if the Fulani Federal Government attempts to assist or otherwise enable Miyetti Allah to stay put in Biafraland, the IPOB will escalate its response to include but not limited to equally forming counter-security outfits in all states of the far North where the Fulani are predominant.”
In a statement issued over the weekend, Kanu expressed regret that the terror has largely affected the Christian minorities in Northern Nigeria, saying that with the latest development, “the Fulani now wants to bring this terror fully to Southern Nigeria through the subterfuge of a Fulani ‘security outfit’.”
Kanu added: “Now that Miyetti Allah has finally confirmed the long-running Fulani conquest agenda of entire Nigeria by forming a nationwide ‘security outfit’, the Indigenous of Biafra (IPOB) wishes to go on record to state as follows:
“This latest belligerent development may have caught the rest of Nigeria by surprise but not the IPOB which had warned long ago that the Fulani has – since 2015 – hatched a plot to violently conquer the whole of Nigeria and is in this wise being overtly and covertly emboldened by the Fulanized, Islamized Federal Government of Nigeria.”
The IPOB leader insisted that if Miyetti Allah’s intentions are sincere and patriotic, it would have advisedly restricted the security outfit to the few states in the far North where they are pseudo-indigenes, having settled-in after migrating to Northern Nigeria from Futa Jallon.
He added: “Given the overwhelming evidence that the Fulanized Federal Government has given its tacit blessing to Miyetti Allah to proceed with this sinister move, the IPOB has resolved to take the following immediate steps:
“IPOB will henceforth, regard as a hostile and occupying force any Fulani posse, whether deceptively called a security outfit or vigilante found anywhere in Biafraland. Accordingly, the IPOB will take appropriate measures to expel such force, measure for measure.
“If the Fulani Federal Government attempts to assist or otherwise enable Miyetti Allah to stay put in Biafraland, the IPOB will escalate its response to include but not limited to equally forming counter-security outfits in all States of the far North where the Fulani are predominant.
“To be sure, the Yoruba – through the OPC – founded Amotekun and ensured that it remains a strictly regional security outfit that is restricted to the Southwest of Nigeria.”
Kanu recalled that one of the reasons cited by the Federal Government for launching combat operations (Python Dance) in Biafraland was its unwarranted fear of the security outfit being floated by the IPOB to cater to the regional security of Biafraland.
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