The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have on Wednesday rejected the terrorism tag given them by the Government of Nigeria, while maintaining that no amount of pressure will stop them from restoring the Sovereign States of Biafra.
This was contained in a statement by the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, to mark May 30th, a day set aside for Biafra Remembrance Day.
Powerful, who termed it “character assassination of a race by the Nigerian government”, went ahead to say that Biafrans are professionals with a common voice and must never be taken for granted.
Part of the statement reads: “We are Biafrans of over 75 million in population. We are no Terrorists, we are no criminals as our oppressor Nigeria wished to tag us”.
“Every country and Nation of the world Police, Immigration Foreign Affairs, and Competent Courts can attest to our good conduct, which is contrary to deliberate character assassination of a race by the Nigerian government police, armed forces, and their media disinformation”.
“To those in Biafraland who in all selflessness, tenacity and in submission observed a total lockdown of the entire Biafra space, it is evident that we need Biafra now and that we are not terrorists and criminals and would never be; we are rather professionals in all human endeavour. This further demonstrates that we have a common voice and must never be taken for granted.” He added.
Also, in an encouragement note, IPOB Spokesperson urged its members not to loose sight on the bigger picture which is the struggle to liberate Biafrans from Nigeria.
In his words: “Therefore, everyone must endeavour to focus on the ball. “the larger picture” is our struggle to liberate our land from the distasteful forcible union called Nigeria.
Powerful, who termed the Country’s leadership as a ‘Nigerian Fulani Government’, alledged that there are internal agents working against the growth of its members.
“The indoor program yielded more opportunities for the tenacious pursuit of Biafra freedom and for our people to be re-educated by knowledgeable Biafrans and friends of Biafra on the need for us to remain peaceful and focused no matter the height of mountains of distractions and provocation from agent provocateurs working against our collective interest but working in collaboration with the Nigerian Fulani government.
Other part of the statement reads: “The global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to congratulate Biafrans, friends of Biafra, and lovers of freedom across the world who made out time to grace the epoch event and remembrance of our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price for the freedom of Biafra between 1967-1970 and till date.
“IPOB leadership brings to you a message of encouragement and hope from our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is joyful over the committed participation by IPOB families worldwide who demonstrated to the global community that we are ready to go and to manage our destiny in a free and Independent Biafran Nation.”