Britain handed Nigeria over to Fulani oligarchy to punish indigenous tribes for spearheading independence struggles – IPOB
* Backs Danjuma on UK parliament trip
By Steve Oko
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has accused Britain of handing over Nigeria to Fulani oligarchy after independence in 1960 as punishment for the indigenous tribes for spearheading independence struggles.
IPOB which made the allegation in a press release Thursday, raised an alarm that Nigeria was headed for doom if nothing urgent was done to curb the rising insecurity and the menace of killer herdsmen across the country.
This is as the pro-Biafra group has hailed the recent trip by the Theophilus Danjuma -led Christian Elders delegation to the UK Parliament to report President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged docility in tackling those behind the killing spree in mostly Christian -dorminated communities in Nigeria.
IPOB said the move was a vindication of the messages by its Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, adding that the rumoured plot to launch jihad in the country is real.
According to IPOB, Nigerians including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and the Middle Belt leaders who had earlier doubted and opposed Kanu , are now coming to terms with realities.
IPOB in the press release signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, urged Christians, Southerners and the Middle Belt people to be united in their resistance against the plot to Fulanise /Islamise Nigeria.
Blaming Britain for Nigeria’s political woes, IPOB vowed to defend the indigenous tribes against the alleged jihad and Islamisation agenda.
It accused Miyetti Allah of responsibility for the tension in Nigeria which it said was due to its expansionist quest.
The release read in part :
” Nigerians can pretend all they like but the truth renains that all four major terror organisations in West Africa are financed and run by the same people.
“killer Fulani herdsmen are the fourth most deadly terror group in the world and no amount of media clampdown can erase this fact.
“We the indomitable worldwide family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) welcome the latest move by the former Chief of Army Staff Rtd General T.Y Danjuma to British Parliament.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu during his numerous broadcasts and rallies kept reminding Nigerians of the danger Fulani domination poses but Yoruba media and ill informed Nigerians chose to disparage him.
“For those that need to be reminded, our leader stated precisely how Nigeria will be Islamized by this APC government.
“The recent outburst from the former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and latest move to British Parliament by elders of the Middle Belt in the person of the Retired General T. Y Danjuma are indication that Nigeria is an unworkable entity and cannot exist as presently constituted.
” We seem to have forgotten that Nigeria was not created by Africans or Nigerians but rather by British Merchants who saw it a mere economic asset rather than a viable country.
“Britain deliberately handed over power to Fulani oligarchy on October 1st, 1960 to suffocate other indigenous populations through a carefully orchestrated political and economic emasculation.
“Ordinary Nigerians both politicians must know Nigeria is on the road to perdition. What is coming will consume everybody including of those that mocked IPOB.
“Middle Belt nationalities, serious Yoruba groups and Christian North are advised not relent in the collective effort to stop this latest attempt to slaughter millions into submission. IPOB will always be at the forefront of this historic move to liberate all the oppressed people in Nigeria.”