The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to military’s operations in Orlu city in Owerri, Southeast Nigeria’s Imo State, saying an open warfare has been declared.
IPOB in a press release by its Head Of Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edoziem acknowledged that the army has lastly declared open confrontation with the Biafran folks.
Recall that movies started circulating on social media Thursday morning when some customers posted clips displaying jets flying over a Nigerian metropolis and sounds of what appeared like gunfire may very well be heard beneath.
The individuals taking the video accused Nigerian safety forces of airstrike operation [in Orlu].
Mazi Chika in a letter made out there to AllNews Nigeria acknowledged that: “The Nigerian authorities by way of its army has lastly declared open confrontation with the Biafran folks of their bid to harass, intimidate and cow us into submission to relinquish our ancestral lands to international Fulani terrorists.
“The Indigenous Individuals or Biafra (IPOB) worldwide should gird their loins and be ready for the long-drawn-out battle forward.
“The management of the Indigenous Individuals Of Biafra makes daring to state unequivocally that there shall be no inch of Biafran land (Biafran territory) to be ceded to the Fulani Marauders from the Sahel.
“The Nigerian military has thrown the gauntlet and we the Indigenous Individuals Of Biafra Shall settle for their problem as a result of there’ll neither be retreat nor give up on this journey to liberty and freedom.
“Now that the Nigerian authorities has activated its ultimate answer to the Biåfran query with Helicopter gunships in Orlu, they’ve crossed the road of no return and for us the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra there is just one possibility that’s open for us.
“We MUST defend each inch of our ancestral land and we MUST defend our inalienable proper to reside within the land of our ancestors as free folks to develop our CHUKWUOKIKEABIAMA given skills for the profit and elevation of our folks similar to our ancestors did hundreds of years earlier than us.
“Each IPOB member of the family needs to be very aware of the time we now have entered and exhibit the very best stage of self-discipline and be able to comply with each directive as shall be issued by Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide.”