SECESSIONIST group the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) has assured all Hausas and non-indigenes residing in the southeast of their safety saying that it only has an issue with Fulani terrorists masquerading as Fulani herdsmen.
In the run-up to elections next year, political tension is growing across Nigeria as the various candidates begun their hustings and campaigns. With the political temperature heating up, Ipob said it has no issue with ordinary Hausa people as its quarrel was only with Fulani terrorists raping and killing the vulnerable.
Ipob spokesman Emma Powerful, said: “The Ipob leadership call on all residents in Biafraland both Biafrans and non-Biafrans to ignore this deliberate falsehood from a terrorist infested and discredited Nigerian Army headquarters. We unequivocally assure them of their safety and enjoin them to go about their businesses anywhere in Biafraland without fear of molestation.
“The only people that are not and will not be welcome in Biafraland are Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen who are destroying our farmlands with their unclean cows, molesting and raping our mothers, sisters and wives farming in our bushes and forests and murdering our people doing their legitimate farm work. It is now imperative for the Nigerian military, whose highest echelons as well as new recruits are dominated by Fulani terrorists, to recall their kinsmen occupying any space in our bushes and forests to vacate those places forthwith.
“The Nigerian army must withdraw their terrorist foot soldiers sent into Biafraland as Fulani herdsmen because there will be no hiding place in our land for them. Ipob is a peaceful freedom movement but we have a duty as a people to protect our land and our people against Fulani terrorist herdsmen.
“We are not begging Fulani terrorists to vacate our farmlands and forest but we will chase them out of our bushes and forests where they stay to kidnap, kill and rape our mothers, wives and sisters on the farms. Nigeria’s military should be appreciative that we are helping them to stop Fulani terrorists, the fourth most deadly terror group in the world terror index here in Biafraland, formerly Eastern Nigeria.”