The Indigenous People of Biafra on Tuesday resurrected to lambast Governors of Igbo extraction and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, accusing them of been stooges of the Fulani hegemony.
The secessionist group’s position is coming as suspected Fulani herdsmen cause more deaths in various parts of the country.
IPOB blamed its accusation on the silence of South-East Governors and the apex socio-cultural group of Igbos.
The Group stated this on Tuesday in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful. While wondering why the Igbo leaders kept quiet over the killings by herdsmen but were quick at proscribing innocuous IPOB, Powerful maintained that the unfolding scenario had shown that the Igbo leaders were taking orders from the Fulani oligarchy.
“In view of the ongoing unwarranted killings, including the massacre of innocent citizens throughout Nigeria by Fulani herdsmen, we the Indigenous People of Biafra and our leadership worldwide, wish to ask South-East governors and Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo why they have maintained a cowardly silence?
“Why didn’t they command their fellow northern governors and Arewa Consultative Forum to proscribe or ban the activities of Fulani terror herdsmen as northern governors and elders commanded them to do during Operation Python Dance?
“It is on record that Okezie Ikpeazu and other South-East governors, with the support of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, openly announced in Enugu that IPOB peaceful activities had been proscribed.
“That singular pronouncement by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State gave impetus to the military to hastily label IPOB a terror group.
“What Fulani herdsmen have been doing is mass murder and orchestrated genocide, yet the anti-IPOB voices from the South-East have fallen silent.
“They are scared of making the same demands the northern politicians forced them to make in the case of IPOB.
“This has clearly shown that South-East governors and Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze are opportunistic charlatans that will do anything to please the North in return for power and wealth”, the statement read in part.
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