The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said its intelligence unit has uncovered plot by the military to invade South East and South South regions and kill agitators during the May 30, 2016 Biafra Day anniversary.
IPOB Media and Publicity Officer who raised the alarm in a press statement issued yesterday, said Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters is behind the plot which according to him, is aimed at crippling the struggles for Biafran independence.
He described the plot as “evil and unjustified” as the agitators are only using the day “for the peaceful remembrance of Biafran who died since 1967 till date”.
The statement reads in part: “The Indigenous People of Biafran (IPOB) Worldwide condemns in advance the plan of the Federal Government and the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) comprising the Army, Navy, Police, DSS and others to invade Biafra land.
“We are using this medium to let the world know that they have perfected plans to bring down the northern soldiers to Biafran land on 28th May, 2016. These intending soldiers will come to Biafra land with marines and different departments in the security.
“They have been given orders to shoot at sight and make sure the peaceful remembrance of the Biafran heroes and heroines did not hold and also they were asked to take over the bridge in Onitsha.”
IPOB wondered why the security agents would be detailed to clamp down on unarmed and non-violent freedom fighters, arguing that ‘remembrance days’ are a common global practice. IPOB, therefore, appealed to the international community to hold Nigerian security forces responsible, should anything happen to agitators during the forthcoming Biafra Day anniversary.
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