The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), today came hard on the Ebonyi state Governor, Dave Umahi over a statement issued yesterday describing the group as a terrorist organization, hence warned parents not to allow their children get involved in IPOB activities.
IPOB in a statement by Comrade Emma Powerful, its Media and Publicity Secretary alleged that Umahi’s “Alice in Wonderland dream” of 2023 presidency is his motivation for coming out against IPOB.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Secretary to Ebonyi State Government, Dr Kenneth Ugbala, and the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Chief Kenneth Uhuo, described IPOB as a terrorist organization and warned parents and guardians not to allow their children get involved in anything concerning the group.
IPOB in a swift reaction said, “Incessant harassment and constant threats against IPOB from Dave Umahi who prides himself as a friend of Fulani herdsmen is childish and undignified.
“Dave Umahi should ask himself this question, how many Fulani governors have come out against Fulani terror herdsmen or Boko Haram?
“Yet Igbo governors keep on making a complete fool of themselves in their little competition of who will be the best Fulani slave from the East by attacking IPOB.
“Dave Umahi’s desperate attempt to turn our beloved Ebonyi State into another vassal state of the Fulani emirate is dead on arrival because IPOB is on the ground and will never allow it.
“Using the Gestapo-DSS and Fulani military to be hunting unarmed IPOB family members at night in Ebonyi state is beneath contempt.
“We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it’s leadership worldwide consider it imperative to issue a straight warning to David Umahi that if any IPOB family member goes missing, he and his immediate family will bear the brunt of our anger.
“He should pray that nothing happens to any Biafran in Ebonyi State or else we will set an ugly example with him.
“Any doubt about the deep involvement of Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State in the ongoing clandestine Fulanisation agenda (RUGA) in the East and Operation Python Dance in 2017 has been dispelled by the inconsequential hogwash of a statement emanating from his office to the effect that IPOB activities has been banned in Ebonyi State.
“What we IPOB did in Ebonyi State is to protest against RUGA not the government of Dave Umahi, so we are at a loss as to why he will announce a clapdown on IPOB when we merely carried out the wish of the people.
“For nearly a month now Dave Umahi has renewed his constant threats of attack on IPOB and destruction of properties belonging to leaders of the movement in Ebonyi because of our resolve to stop the implimentation of Fulani Ruga Settlement throughout Ebonyi State.
“Our priests, fathers, mothers including children, protested in Abakiliki against Fulani Ruga settlement two weeks ago and we remain adamant that we don’t want Fulani Ruga settlement anywhere in Ebonyi State.
“Significantly, we have not forgotten the role Dave Umahi and other South East governors including John Nnia Nwodo of Ohaneze Ndigbo and some Lagos/Abuja politicians played in 2017 during Operation Python Dance that killed more 200 innocent lives in Isiama-Afaraukwu Umuahia and Abia State in general.
“If the combined might of the presidency, Nigerian military, biased media, police, judiciary, treachery from Ohaneze Ndigbo and South East Governors couldn’t stop IPOB, who is the dimunitive ex-419er and Miyetti Allah errand boy Dave Umahi to think he can?
“Dave Umahi and his fellow Fulani slaves in the East must understand that as long as IPOB exists, there will be no RUGA anywhere on Biafran soil.”
Moving forward, the statement reads, “We note that this is not the first time Dave Umahi have sought to impress his Fulani masters by making grand declarations and mouthing gibberish against IPOB.
“Sometime in mid-2017 he issued a Fatwa against our leader and boasted that IPOB rally would never hold in Ebonyi State. He boasted to his fellow quislings that our leader will be shot at sight if he dares enter Ebonyi State.
“May we therefore dutifully refer Dave Umahi and his Fulani handlers to the video of our leader smashing through 6 heavily fortified military roadblocks designed to stop him from entering Abakiliki.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu not only entered Abakaliki, he shut it down for a whole day. Even workers in Umahi’s office abandoned their work to catch a glimpse of our leader.”
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