Posted by News Express | 7 April 2021 | 1,619 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has slammed South-East governors for lamenting the increased killing in the zone saying that they were warned before hand.
The group said on Tuesday that when its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, handed out the warning, the governors rather than support him, labelled him a miscreant and hurriedly outlawed IPOB.
It noted that the governors’ action prepared the ground for the Federal Government to tag it a terrorist group.
The statement partly reads: “We the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, read with great amusement, the lamentation and crocodile tears by South East Governors particularly Hope Uzodinma over the attack in Imo State and last week's massacre of innocent people in Ebonyi and Enugu communities.
“Now the Fulani you hated your brothers to protect have risen to kill your subjects in return. Why shed crocodile tears? They are your friends and One Nigeria brothers!
“How come Hope Uzodinma and his cowardly fellow South East governors are waking from sleep? Our message is simple: Good morning to you all!
“On Sunday Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who came on condolence visit to Ebonyi State, said governors of the region were currently hiding their faces in shame.
“This was his lamentation: ‘Even when the killings happened; very unprovoked killings, some people said they gave the governor of Ebonyi State 21 days to resign. We have been called all kinds of names and we feel ashamed that the same people we fight for day and night as governors and leaders of South-East to ensure the oneness of this country would know about attacks on Ebonyi State and they were asked to leave and they left, and we were slaughtered and killed’.
“What face do we have then to face our people? We feel so ashamed to face our people.”
IPOB wondered why the governors were yet to order the arrest of killer Fulani herdsmen the same way they approved an onslaught against its members in Orlu.
It added: “You hate your own and protect your enemy. Clean your tears and live with your One Nigeria brothers. Stop lamenting. We warned you but you took us for fools because of your selfish political ambition.”
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