Killer herdsmen committing state-sponsored genocide – IPOB
. Demands immediate release of Kanu from military detention
From Steve Oko, Umuahia
The Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB), has said that “Fulani herdsmen are committing state sponsored genocide in broad daylight in full view of the entire security machinery of Nigeria.”
This is as the pro- Biafra group has demanded immediate release of its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu who it claimed had been held in military detention.
IPOB also said that “unless Kanu is released, any and every attempt to stem the tide and speed of Fulani murderous invasion will be futile.”
Kanu’s whereabouts has become a subject of controversy after the military invasion of his Afraukwu Umuahia country home on September 14, 2017.
IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, argued that the inability of the security agencies to halt the rampaging herdsmen in their killing spree suggests that their mission is for a predetermined goal.
According to the statement, the docility of the security agencies over herdsmen menace only confirms the belief in some quarters that they are part of strategy to Islamise the country.
The statement read in part: “This became possible because all security agencies are headed by Fulani men. Their stated mission is to conquer all parts of Nigeria exactly as our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu prophesied.
“Operation Python Dance II was the forerunner to Fulani invasion of the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria. Without the military invasion Isiama Afaraukwu, Fulani terror herdsmen would never have dared launch their genocidal onslaught.
“Only IPOB can save those that wish to be saved before it’s too late. Fulani terrorists have made Benue communities organise countless mass burials. They have walked into a Church- yes, walked straight onto a holy altar, dragged two Catholic priests celebrating mass along with 17 faithfuls and butchered them to death. Rome and Canterbury are still silent, instead we are told that Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Welby is a close friend to Buhari.
“Shame on all those that conspired against the anointed one because had he been around, Fulani terrorists would not have dreamt of attacking with such impunity and ferocity. Only Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB can save the people. ”
IPOB wondered why people who hailed the infamous Operation Python Dance ll that led to the military raid of its Leader’s house suddenly gone mute at the face of daily massacre of defenseless Nigerians by herdsmen.
“Whereas the likes of Ango Abdullahi, Hamza Al-Mustafa and other Northern leaders were busy castigating IPOB and calling for military action against our leader for exposing the wickedness at the heart of governance in Nigeria, they have since gone silent on the carnage their herdsmen have unleashed on innocent populations.
“Fulani feudal lords are not remotely worried over their open declaration and execution of a deadly covert war on the people of Middle Belt and the rest of Southern Nigeria.”
IPOB said Kanu had back in 2014, predicted the current happenings in Nigeria but regretted that many people did not believe him then.
“The scriptures told us that a prophet is not recognized in his own country. That certainly is true of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because despite his warnings, which fell on deaf ears, they accused him of planning to plunge Nigeria into war as justification for the deadly invasion of his home.
“It should be noted that when Buhari was crying his eyes out and agonizing over whether to run for presidency for the umpteenth time; at a time when grazing reserves and cattle ranching had not even entered the lexicon of political discourse in Nigeria, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu via Radio Biafra broadcasting from London foretold what is to befall Nigeria.
“To put the frightening accuracy of his prophetic pronouncements in perspective, here are some of them : As they campaign vigorously for elections, you would think, they are coming to grow the economy, enthrone justice, breed unity and tolerance, love for one another.No! they are coming to enthrone Hausa/Fulani supremacy, to reposition the security agencies by sacking all competent hands and replace them with their kinsmen in order to drive their ethnic domination of the south ( 6 February 2014).
“The Fulani herdsmen will be armed and encouraged to slaughter us with impurity and their masters will protect them. They are coming to ensure that my people are enslaved forever. Those who do not believe me will soon see it happen before their eyes (6 February 2014).
“The Fulani will take over the entire south as a continuation of their age-long agenda to Islamise Eastern Nigeria. They will brazenly seize our land in pretense of creating grazing fields for the Fulani. Then the conquest will be complete, we will become their slaves forever ( 12 October 2014).
“When IPOB came with their message of freedom and hope, some people, probably misguided by Fulani sponsored propaganda against Biafra due to their dependency on oil and gas, came up with the narrative that IPOB is preaching hate and will cause another civil war.
” What those that bought into the Aso Rock lies never knew was that war had already been declared by marauding Fulani terrorists under the false cover of herdsmen/farmer clash. This blatant misrepresentation is still being propagated by BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and their likes, hence the lack of urgency from international community in tackling the menace.
“What happened during the time of Noah is unfolding before our eyes. When he was building the ark, they called him all sorts of names until out of ignorance they perished in the flood that came.”
IPOB predicted a beak future for the country unless Kanu is freed from detention.
“We note with sadness and grave concern the impending catastrophic end to Nigeria unless our leader and prophet of our time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released from military detention and IPOB allowed to conduct it’s referendum in peace.”