Following the alleged threat by terrorists to invade Abuja, which has generated panic among residents of Nigeria capital city, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has tasked Igbo elders and politicians residing in Abuja not to leave its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu behind while feeling to safety at home.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB urged the politicians to do everything they could to return home with Kanu since, according to the group, Abuja was no longer safe to live in.
Powerful’s statement reads: “As there is fire on the mountain and Abuja is being encircled by terrorists, we advise Biafra politicians in Abuja never think of returning to South East region without coming back with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“They must do all they could to ensure that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is back here in the East with them because Abuja is no more safe. The land of Biafra and our ancestors will not spare them if they return to the East without Mazi Nnamdi Kanu being released unconditionally from the DSS custody.
“We have warned our people severally to understand that Fulani people have prepared to take over Nigeria and forcefully Islamise the country, they never listened. Now the Eagle has patched at the point of killing in Nigeria and our people will not escape it without the assistance of IPOB and ESN (Eastern Security Network) volunteers.
“All Eastern politicians, businessmen and women, traditional rulers, Senators and Federal House of Representatives, religious men and women including Governors must ensure the urgent release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as ordered by the United Nations, otherwise the land will not contain us and them.
“But if you people fail to heed to this peaceful advise, we shall also never heed to your plea when the jungle matures. Our people and Nigeria should understand that the peace of Nigeria and especially that of East lies with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”.
Recently, terrorists have operated in Abuja even with all of its security apparatus. On 5 July, the terrorists attacked the Kuje Correctional facility, releasing scores of their inmate colleagues, while soldiers were killed last Thursday night when Boko Haram group stormed an Army checkpoint around Zuma Rock.
Source: Daily Sun