The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has claimed that Nigerian soldiers asked all Hausa-Fulanis residing in Umuahia to relocate ahead of their plan to “decimate” the region.
In a statement by its spokesperson, the group noted that no Hausa-Fulani can be sighted in Umuahia as they had all exited the city before the soldiers invaded the town.
In a statement by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the group said, “We were properly informed that the Hausa fulani soldiers have instructed all the Hausa-Fulani living in Biafranland particularly those in Umuahia and its environs to vacate.
“Right now, none of the Hausa Fulani could be sighted or seen anywhere around Umuahia.
“This show is to prove that the Hausa Fulani soldiers deployed to Biafranland are battle ready to decimate Biafran people in their own land while preventing any reprisal that this evil plot might lead to.
“But, we promise them that IPOB under Mazi Nnamdi Kanu cannot resort to armed struggle or afford to stop now that we have pass the Rubicon.
“We achieved a lots towards the restoration of Biafra and God Almighty (Chukwu Okike Abiama) is on our side, no man born of a woman can stop the project God Almighty himself ordained.”
The group also called on world bodies to prevail on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to “leave Biafra alone.”
IPOB also urged International bodies to prevail on the Nigerian government to fix a date for referendum.
“We are calling on Men and Women of good conscience across the globe, Lovers of freedom, United Nations (U.N), European Union (EU), African Union (AU), ECOWAS), American Government, Russia Government, Israeli Government, Chinese Government, Turkish Governorment, Canadian Government, French Government, German Government, Amnesty International, Human Right watch and relevant human rights organizations across the globe to prevail on Nigeria Government to leave Biafrans alone by fixing a particular date for referendum in Biafranland to ascertain whether the people of want to remain in Nigeria or not, we are not asking for war,” the statement added.