IPOB made the call in a statement issued on Wednesday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, alleging that “compromised security agents” in the state are killing innocent people and tagging them as IPOB and Eastern Security Network (ESN) members.
IPOB reiterated that its members are not criminals, saying the United Nations Working Group has defined IPOB’s struggle as a peaceful movement seeking lawful self-determination from Nigeria.
Parts of the statement reads, “The attention of the global movement and noble family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu wish to draw the attention of Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State governor to the killing of innocent citizens in Delta State by Nigeria compromised security agents in the state claiming that they have killed IPOB and ESN.
“However, IPOB members are peaceful and not terrorists to be hunted and killed.
“We boldly want everyone including Nigeria terrorist sponsoring government to understand that being an IPOB member is not a crime. Recently, the United Nations Working Group in their public opinion defined IPOB’s struggle as a peaceful movement seeking lawful self-determination from Nigeria.
“If Ifeanyi Okowa continues to play ostrich while this barbarity and shielding of innocent people’s blood continue, IPOB will ensure that his Vice-Presidential ambition becomes a mirage. It’s foolishness and stupidity for Ifeanyi Okowa to support the Nigeria Government and its compromised security agencies in eliminating innocent people because of the Vice-Presidential slot given to him by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“Governor Okowa cannot provide an enabling environment for Nigeria Government and Fulani-dominated security agencies to eliminate our innocent citizens and claim they are IPOB members and ESN operatives. IPOB has no interest in Nigeria’s selection process called the election because we gave ourselves to Biafra freedom and independence and nothing more.
“Therefore, we want Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa to disband the criminal gang he in collaboration with compromised DSS created to guard Fulanis while encouraging the same gang to kill Biafrans in Delta State.
“We want Ifeanyi Okowa to know that we have some respect for him but if these unwanted killings continue we are going to surprise you and your government.
“For emphasis sake our intelligence unit, the M.Branch uncovered where Dr Okowa had secret meetings with Fulani terrorist caliphate to eliminate and slaughter of his people in Delta state because of the vice presidential slot. IPOB and ESN operatives did not attack Nigeria Police or its sister security agencies operating in the Delta State because we have no issues with them.
“Okowa Ifeanyi wants to turn Delta State into another killing field of Biafran youths just like Hope Uzodinma has turned Imo State. Elders and Stakeholders in Delta state should advise him to retrace his steps before it is too late and not allow him to turn Delta state like Hope Uzodinma turned Imo State into a state that devours its citizens just in a few weeks because of vice presidential candidate sloth.
“He started by forming a secret militia controlled by his trusted aide to wipe out IPOB members.
Source: Sahara Reporters