The separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday raised alarm, alerting that the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared what it called the second Nigeria-Biafra war against the South East of Nigeria.
In a statement, the group said it had no option than to defend itself and the people of the south east of Nigeria and assured that it would win the war and humiliate the Federal Government.
The statement, signed by the Spokesman of the group, Comrade Emman Powerful said, “we the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to bring to the attention of the whole world that the Nigeria military has at last, brought war to Biafra land.
“Supported by other security agencies including police and the Department of State Services, DSS, they came with military jets, tanks and heavy war equipment against us.
“Yes the second Nigeria/Biafra war has begun! The WAR began on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
“The wicked Nigeria military has simultaneously launched both land and air attacks on us. After the genocidal war of 1967-1970 in which they killed over 5 million innocent Biafrans, they have come again to bomb the Biafrans under the pretext that they are hunting the gallant personnel of Eastern Security Network ESN guarding our forests against killer herdsmen and terrorists on rampage in our land”, the statement said.
Narrating how the attack by the Federal Government began, IPOB said, “Days before the raid, they first abducted a synagogue priest, Mazi Egole and his house hold, branding them IPOB members.
“Then on February 16, they abducted Mrs NGOZI UMEADI who they learnt took care of those injured during the #EndSARS protest. Not done yet, they took Dr. Stephen Irochi of Multicare Hospital and some injured #EndSARS protesters from Obigbo receiving treatment at the hospital.”
The separatis t group said that with what happened, the government of “President Muhamnadu Buhari now run by the Fulani cabal, has confirmed that it is the chief sponsor of terrorim and banditry going on in our land.
“The satanic government which could not defend Biafrans against incessant unprovoked attacks against indigenous Nigerians has now mobilised its land and airforce against ESN patriotically and voluntarily doing the job that Nigeria security forces wickedly refused to do. The crime of ESN is defending locals against Fulani herdsmen”, IPOB insisted.
The statement went further to say that “Orlu and its environs (in Imo State) are now a theatre of war declared by the wicked Nigeria Government against innocent Biafrans.
“Scores of innocent civilians have already fallen casualty! Orlu and its neighbouring Orsu LGAs have been under heavy bombardment by the Nigeria Airforce since yesterday, February 18, 2021.
“Regrettably, this genocidal war against Biafrans has the endorsement of the Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State, Hope Uzodima who the Fulani Janjaweed Government is using in its futile desperation to actualise its Fulanisation agenda. But he, his likes and their slavemasters will pay heavily for this!
“The world must hold Hope Uzodima and the Buhari-led Fulani-controlled federal government of Nigeria responsible for the ongoing genocidal war in Orlu and Orsu. The same hypocritical Nigeria military which could not trace or locate heavily-armed bandits and Fulani terrorists in the forests of Zamfara and other Northern States is now bombing ESN, a mere vigilante group”, the Group lamented.
It wondered that “Miyetti Allah announced its nation wide security outfit and nobody bombed them till today. Amotekun was formed in the West and the tanks were not rolled out against them. But now that Biafrans have announced our own vigilante group – ESN to protect our people against terrorists kidnapping, raping and slaughtering our people in our own ancestral land, all hell is let lose.
“But we promise disgrace to our enemies. They SHALL be shamefully defeated. The WAR has begun! We shall defend Biafra and we shall triumph! No inch of Biafra land will be taken by the Invaders.
“We have vowed never to relinquish any inch of Biafra ancestral land to Fulani Herdsmen from Sahel. Their evil Fulanisation agenda shall perish with them. God of the Jews shall defend us against the enemies. This war will be different from the 1967 genocide!”, IPOB assured.
Calling on Biafrans to support the separatist group, the statement said, “may we therefore, remind Biafrans all over the world that, that decisive moment has come when they must stand to be counted. We need to rise as one people no matter the tongue or ethnicity for we have a common destiny.
“We have all been marked for decimation by the Fulani Janjaweed but we must resist them.
“Nobody should erroneously think he is exempted from the wicked plots of our enemies. Even our treacherous political elite should know that the Fulani will not spare them after using them against their own people.
“Our people in the Nigeria military and other security agencies should also know that the Fulani will reward them with death after using them to fight their kith and kin. We must stand united and fight for our children! Now is the time! “We have no choice but to defend our ancestral land. We have complained enough, written petitions but the world turned blind eyes. The media refused to give us audience. Nobody seems interested in our story but like the Jews we must look unto our God and courageously fight back like heroes. In the end Biafra will come!”, the statement concluded.