EBONYI POLICE Command
yesterday warned the Indigenous
Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, and
political parties supporters
against disruptive acts during
President Muhammadu Buhari’s
visit to the state today.
The state’s Commissioner of
Police, Titus Lamorde gave the
warning in an interview with the
News Agency of Nigeria, NAN,
in Abakaliki.
Lamorde said the command
was well equipped to deal with
all forms of security challenges
before, during and after the
president’s visit.
According to him, any
individual or group of persons
that foment trouble before,
during and after the visit would
be severely dealt with, as
people are advised to conduct
themselves well.
“I will not disclose the number
of personnel we have drafted
for security reasons, but I assure
citizens that enough personnel
have been deployed across the
state to ensure a hitch-free visit.
“The president’s visit is a
welcome development as the
citizens should cooperate with
security agencies to make it a
successful one,” he said.
He noted that his officers had
been adequately trained to relate
well with the citizens during
the visit and advised people to
conduct their activities within
the confines of the law.
“We would not meddle into
political issues as security outfit,
but the visit is developmentallyoriented
because of the numerous
projects the President would
inaugurate.
“My officers would not
intimidate or harass individuals
or groups as the duty of ensuring
a hitch-free event is a collective
one,” he added.
IPOB fumes
However the pro-Biafra group
has cried that they don’t want
President Buhari who is billed to
arrive Ebonyi today not to set his
foot on any soil in Biafraland.
A statement issued by IPOB’s
spokesman, Emma Powerful,
indicated that it was Buhari who
brought the Operation Python
Dance that killed many of their
members and the whereabouts of
their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, still
not known till this day.
According to the statement,
“Buhari coming to Biafraland is
like Hitler coming to Israel after
massacring the Jews.”
The group statement read:
“It is with a heavy heart and
grave sense of responsibility
that we, IPOB worldwide,
under the supreme command of
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu announce
to the world that those who
are completely committed to
provoking bloodshed in our land
may have finally succeeded. The
consequences of any fallout from
the visit of the impostor Jubril to
Ebonyi State will rest squarely
on the head of Chief John Nnia
Nwodo, Governor Dave Umahi,
Rochas Okorocha and the rest of
South-East governors.
“Bringing this version of
Buhari to insult the memory of
those killed at Enugu, Nkpor,
Igweocha, Aba, Onitsha and
lastly, Umuahia, will not be
tolerated by IPOB and every right
thinking Biafran for that matter.
This is tantamount to an Israeli
politician inviting Adolf Hitler to
visit Jerusalem to mock the Jews
he slaughtered in concentration
camps during the holocaust.
“Tuesday, 14th November,
2017, will be recorded in history
as a very bloody day should that
Jubril masquerading as Buhari
attempt to land on Biafran soil.
We have remained passive and
peaceful; but it appears that
Hausa-Fulani slave politicians
in Igboland are hell-bent on
provoking us to become violent.
Whoever advised Ohaneze
Ndigbo and Igbo governors to
embark on this suicide mission
does not wish them well.
“We would like to use this
opportunity to call on the
Sudanese government to come
and return their citizen, Jubril,
who for months now has been
fraudulently and deceptively
been parading himself as the
hated late dictator, Muhammadu
Buhari, when in actual fact he is
not. That notwithstanding, given
that this Jubril has now assumed
the persona of the arch genocidist
Muhammadu Buhari, we shall
treat him like Buhari.
“Reason this man, in whose
name Operation Python Dance
was ordered, an operation that
swallowed 91 of our brethren,
is visiting Ebonyi State through
Enugu airport is best known
to Chief John Nnia Nwodo
and Governor Dave Umahi.
The impression of a defeated
and conquered people being
portrayed by the present
Ohaneze leadership in concert
with the governors of the South-
East is most troubling at this
period in our history.
“For those that claim to be
intellectual elite, their palpable
lack of a sense of history
showcases their ignorance at
every turn. They are planning
to welcome a man in the name
Buhari, a name that is responsible
for the worst war crimes and
genocide in recent times against
our people. The only atrocity left
for the likes of Nnia Nwodo and
Dave Umahi is for Biafraland to
be transformed into a giant estate
of the Fulani caliphate, with
small labour camps owned by
their emirs, with Biafrans as their
labouring slaves.
“Buhari, the supposed 75-yearold
blood thirsty nepotistic hater,
killed our people in thousands
during the 1966 pogrom. He was
with Col Murtala Mohamed at
the Asaba massacre in 1967, in
case Chief John Nnia Nwodo
and Governor Dave Umahi have
forgotten.
“He played a key role in all
the theatres of genocidal mass
slaughter of the Nigeria/Biafra
War (1967-1970). He instructed
soldiers to kill Nnamdi Kanu
at his Afaraukwu, Abia State,
residence two months ago. We
are yet to know our leader’s
whereabouts or that of his
parents. This is not the type of
person any governor should be
welcoming to their land.
“All those who plotted this
visit will pay dearly. When
the time comes their northern
masters will not be around
to save them. We see them
coming but they will not see us
when the time for vengeance
comes. Those who are hoping
to welcome Buhari to Biafraland
will suffer miserably. There will
be no forgiveness.
“We have tried for years
to avoid bloodshed, but our
enemies have finally provoked
us beyond measure. That Nnia
Nwodo and Dave Umahi saw
it fit to bring this Fulani hater
of Igbos from Daura into our
land to mock us proves that they
are the problem of our people,
not the solution. We are going
to perish together with this
Buhari,” the group warned.

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