Posted by News Express | 15 October 2017 | 1,551 times
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on parents in the South East to return their children and wards to school – days after the panic occasioned by the military medical outreach that led to the sudden withdrawal of children from school before mid-day on Wednesday 18, November, 2017.
The army had after the commotion that kept most children out of school till Friday released a statement saying that the medical outreach was not intended to harm anybody but the children misinterpreted it to mean lethal injection.
Since the rumour made the rounds, most schools remained under lock, while others recorded very low turnout.
In a statement made available to journalists in Awka on Sunday, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, called on parents to return their children to school.
While saying that the group had put security measures in place for the safety of the children IPOB assured that they would continue to monitor the situation in the south east, especially in Anambra State to ensure that nothing untoward would happen to the children in the hands of those it called the enemies of Biafra.
The statement further reads: “We the indigenous people of Biafra and its leadership worldwide under the command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to inform Biafrans across the length and breadth of Biafraland to return our children back to school from Monday October 16, 2017.
“This directive is important because we have determined that for the time being, men of the Nigerian Army responsible for the murderous outrage of forcible vaccinations of our children has been withdrawn from our schools and banned from continuing with this criminal exercise.
“Right now, IPOB has ascertained that Nigerian soldiers have withdrawn the vaccination program.
“Our early warning team is in place all over Anambra State and should anything untoward be spotted on Monday morning or Nigerian Army vehicles found anywhere near any school, IPOB would raise the alarm immediately to recall our children as was the case last week.
“IPOB is determined to ensure the safety and well being of children in the area. Under no circumstance would IPOB allow them to be poisoned with killer virus administered by those that want all Biafrans dead.”
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