Separatist Group, IPOB (Indigenous People Of Biafra) said they prefer Independent Biafra Republic to having a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.
In a statement issued on Monday and signed by the Spokesman of the Group, Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB said: “those who think we can drop our agitation for Biafra because of their useless promise of Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023 must be smoking mind bending drugs because their hallucinations will not get them anywhere.
“Take your useless ‘Igbo Presidency’ and give us Biafra”, the statement emphasised.
“Biafra”, the statement insisted “is non negotiable and very soon we shall restore our dream republic”, IPOB enthused.
The separatist Organisation re-stated its earlier resolve to sit at home on October 1 when the rest of Nigerians would be celebrating Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary.
According to the statement, “we the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, wish to restate our irrevocable resolve to observe the sit -at -home order earlier issued by our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu against October 1st 2020 independence anniversary of the crumbling contraption, the failed state of Nigeria.
“This order which is a peaceful protest of our discontent with the injustices, misrule, oppression, genocidal killings and other atrocities perpetrated by the government of Nigeria against Biafrans and other indigenous peoples in this British-created contraption must be observed throughout Biafraland.
“Any governor, political office holder, shameless poverty stricken Caliphate slave or Efulefu (worthless person) in Biafraland or anywhere in Nigeria who thinks he can endear himself to their Caliphate masters by issuing any counter directive must understand that what awaits every traitor in the history of liberarion struggle is inevitably waiting for them.
“Those using the cover of political office to surrender Ebonyi State to the murderous Miyetti Allah terrorists and their counterparts using the name of inconsequential and roundly compromised socio-cultural groups to issue statements designed to attract Fulani patronage must be made to understand that treachery never pays.
“All Biafrans home and abroad are united in their resolve to lock Biafraland down on October 1 and no traitor can break our ranks or dent our resolve.
“All markets and business premises in Biafraland must remain closed from 6am to 6pm on October 1st. The same way, Biafran traders outside Biafraland should stay away from their shops and business environment on that day.
“All roads in Biafraland MUST be deserted. Every motor-park should be under lock and key, it must remain closed. Mororist, tricycle and motorcycle operators should keep-off all roads in Biafraland.
“More importantly parents and guardians should not make the mistake of allowing their children to step outside or gather in large numbers as terrorists are planning a deadly attack on that very day.
“There should be no public event, processions or protests. Everybody in Biafran territory must remain indoors from dawn to dusk. All Biafrans must remain indoors to avoid becoming victims of stray bullets because Nigerian Army and Police will as usual be out in force looking for whom to kill.
“People should boycott every activity in connection with the Nigeria independence anniversary because Nigeria has nothing to celebrate after 60 years of misery, poverty, state organised terrorism and death”, IPOB further warned.
The Group went further to say that “Nigeria is held hostage by those who have more regard for their cows than human beings. So, there is nothing to celebrate.
“We must remember all victims of Fulani terrorism in our land and beyond.
“We advise all Biafrans and our sympathisers all over the world including our Oduduwa brothers and sisters to join us in observing this order.
“If you were indoors during covid -19 lockdown for months and never died of hunger, staying at home for 12 hours on October 1st won’t in anyway hurt you but rather it will send a message to the whole world that we are tired of the pain, suffering and terrorism in Nigeria”, the statement added.