The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have said they will resist further attacks and killings of civilians in Nigeria’s Biafra region by the military and police.
The group said this following indiscriminate attacks and arrests of civilians by the Nigerian military and police in Imo State and other parts of the southeast.
In a statement released Thursday, Emma Powerful, spokesperson for the group, accused the Nigerian military and police of being behind “unknown gunmen” in the southeast and south-south.
The statement reads, “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, hereby caution those who call themselves unknown armed men rampaging communities in Biafra land particularly those killing innocent people in Okporo and Umutanze Orlu, Imo State, to immediately stop the ethnic cleansing or brace for mass resistance by the people.
“These evil politicians decided to sponsor Nigerian Army and Police to attack innocent Biafrans in Orlu and other places in Biafra land to implicate IPOB and ESN.
“The unprovoked attacks by Nigerian Army and Police on innocent Biafran citizens under the guise of unknown armed men must stop or the monsters will consume those that created them. IPOB will no longer allow the ongoing secret genocide against hapless Biafrans by the wicked Nigeria security agencies and their collaborators.
“We are warning politicians and traitors amongst us supporting this evil agenda to call it quits or brace up for the wrath of the people.”