ONITSHA — The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to visit any part of Biafra land for any reason whatsoever, as he is proposing to do.
IPOB said it would amount to a very big insult to the memory of all the unarmed Biafran heroes and heroines, who were killed by the Buhari administration while carrying out peaceful demonstrations and agitations for Biafra restoration. In a statement, yesterday, by Mr Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya, its spokespersons, IPOB said it is totally opposed to Buhari’s proposed visit to Enugu State.
According to the statement entitled, “Muhammadu Buhari must steer clear of Biafra land or have himself to blame for the outcome of any such visit,” IPOB declared: “We have received information that retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, who committed treason on December 31, 1983, and was rewarded with Nigeria’s presidency after 32 years, will be visiting Enugu-Biafraland on December 22, 2016.
“We warn that any governor or Igbo politician that receives Buhari in Enugu will have himself or herself to blame. We make it public that should there be a breakdown of law and order in Enugu on December 22, greedy Igbo politicians will have themselves to blame. Any Igbo governor or politician that is found among those hob-nobbing with Buhari becomes an enemy of the people and shall pay dearly for it.
“Until all those detained are released, and the Amnesty International report investigated, Buhari is not allowed into any part of Biafraland. Let Buhari know that if he comes to Enugu or any part of Biafraland, we will die with him there.
“We are, therefore, calling on all Biafrans to descend on Enugu on the said date of December 22, 2016 to show our anger and displeasure at this attempt by some greedy Igbo men to insult the memory of our glorious dead and those still in detention with our leader. “Should Buhari attempt to set foot on Enugu soil, everybody involved, from Barth Nnaji to Governor Ugwuanyi, will regret it. “Any governor or Igbo politician stupid enough to invite Buhari into our capital will be taught a lesson that will reverberate in history.”