Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 3 August 2019 | 1,997 times
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has described the killing of a Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Paul Offu, along Ihe/Study road in Awgu, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, as a direct consequence of a disgracefully timid and failed leadership model of acquiescence to the dictates of Fulani hegemony by the South-East Governors and the Ohanaeze President, Nina Nwodo.
He said that years of slavish submission to the whims of semi-literate Fulani cattle herders have reduced two successive generations of Igbo leadership since after the civil war to mere tools of the Fulani caliphate in their agenda of conquest and subjugation of the South.
A statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, read in part, “Nnia Nwodo, Governors Dave Umahi, Rochas Okorocha, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano were the key men that connived with this same murderous Fulani terrorists killing us to today, to ban, proscribe, kill and clamp down on IPOB – the only hope of the people.
“Had Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Igbo governors and their cohorts supported IPOB in the formation and deployment of BSS, this senseless loss of life at the hands of marauding primitive Fulani savages from the far north would have been prevented.
“The family of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu and all besieged communities in Enugu and Ebonyi states must hold Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Dave Umahi, Nnia Nwodo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Aka Ikenga, Nzuko Umunna, South East Governors’ Forum and other mushroom Lagos-Abuja based Igbo/Fulani socio-cultural associations responsible for these preventable deaths in our land.
“They are the people that conspired and supervised Operation Python Dance 2 that killed, detained and dispersed many IPOB in the calculated effort of the Caliphate to neutralise the credible threat IPOB posed for their invading Fulani terror-herdsmen.
“Nnia Nwodo and his Ohaneze Ndigbo, and the Igbo Governors along with a motley of Lagos-Abuja based Igbo associations, consciously worked with Abba Kyari’s Fulani cabal in Aso Rock to prepare the grounds for this takeover of our land by invading terror herdsmen. Meanwhile they have continued to issue meaningless press statements in their futile effort to deceive the idiotic and convince the gullible that they mean well for our people.
“Contrast the behaviour of these quislings with that of Arewa Consultative Forum, Northern Elders Forum and Northern governors, that have continued to offer overt and covert support to Fulani terror herdsmen the fourth most deadly terrorist group in the world, in their effort to conquer and Fulanise the South.”
Kanu insisted that the only people that stood and are still standing against Fulani terror invasion of the South is the same IPOB that Nnia Nwodo, Governors Umahi, Okorocha, Ugwuanyi, Ikpeazu and Obiano sought to destroy.
He regretted that IPOB cannot prevent every death in the hands of Fulani herdsmen because of the multiple fronts the group is fighting on, coupled with limited resources and constant sabotage from South East Governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The IPOB leader named Nwodo, Umahi, Ikpeazu, Okorocha, Obiano and Ugwuanyi as obstacles IPOB have to overcome on a daily basis in its march towards Biafra freedom.
While noting that the group lacks the resources to be everywhere at the same time, Kanu added: “Notwithstanding, we have successfully stopped many large scale Fulani terror invasions and will continue to do so but what we have not been able to do is to prevent the murder of individuals by Fulani terror groups. Until Igbo Governors withdraw their allegiance to Fulani caliphate and stop working against IPOB, these deaths at the hands of northern terrorists will continue.
“No Emir, Shehu or traditional ruler in the North has ever gone on record to condemn the killings perpetrated by the rampaging Fulani herdsmen but Nnia Nwodo, Igbo Governors and Lagos-Abuja domiciled Southeasteners conspired with the Fulani government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to clampdown on IPOB, a peaceful movement.”
He further stressed that much work lies in the weeks and months ahead for IPOB saying that in the end, it shall prevail against powerful external enemies and dominant domestic traitors.
No comments yet. Be the first to post comment.