Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 11 June 2017 | 1,866 times
The three-month quit notice served on Igbo indigenes living in northern parts of Nigeria by Arewa youths will quicken the actualisation of Biafra’s independence, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said.
Speaking through a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, and made available to journalists in Awka, IPOB hailed the northern youths and Elders Forum for quickening the Biafra exit by their pronouncements.
According to IPOB, the quit notice has a human face to it unlike previously when people perceived as Biafrans were attacked without any provocation.
The statement reads in part: “IPOB would prevail on Igbo living in the North to adhere to the quit notice.
“The members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and its leadership worldwide wish to sincerely thank the Arewa Elders Forum, Arewa Youths and Arewa Consultative Forum for seeing sense in what IPOB has been saying about the need for a referendum to be conducted in Nigeria to decide the fate of the component ethnic nationalities criminally lumped together by the British in 1914.
“Biafrans in general also wish to thank these vocal northerners for at least having the courtesy to issue advance warning this time before embarking on their routine massacre of Igbos and other Biafrans living in Northern Nigeria, unlike what their fathers did in 1966 when death, destruction and mayhem were unleashed upon unsuspecting innocent civilian populations from the South comprising of mostly Igbo men, women and children.
“Igbo massacres in Northern Nigeria have occurred so many times that it has almost become some sort of an annual sporting activity for bloodthirsty Northern youths.
“That is why we are particularly grateful to Arewa Youths and Elders for having the decency to give us prior notice before the slaughter resumes.”
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