The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Thursday, replied Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN’s claim that they were in the South-East just for business interest, VANGUARD reports.
IPOB said Miyetti Allah’s kind of business lead to loss of lives and the sacking of indigenes.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the pro-Biafra group said it is finding it amusing to believe that Miyetti Allah has purely business interest in Biafraland.
The statement read: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has been drawn to the deceptive statement credited to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, that they are solely concerned about their business interests in the East and not motivated by their age-long territorial expansionism.
“Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders can deceive their fellow Nigerians with their gimmicks and antics. But we IPOB are smarter than them any time any day.
“We are working tirelessly night and day to protect our people regardless of human and material cost. We, therefore, warn Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, to stay away from Biafraland.
“We don’t need them and their investment including their footsoldiers— herdsmen, bandits, terrorists, ISWAP and others. They should all steer clear of Biafraland before it’s too late. We are at alert and monitoring and watching any step they will dare to make into Biafraland.
“Biafraland cannot harbour bloodsuckers masquerading as herders. We can no longer sit idly by and watch them spill innocent blood under whatever guise, raid communities without provocation, maim and rape our mothers and daughters, or destroy our crops and farmlands.
“Nigerian government, security agencies and Miyetti Allah are all working together to soften the ground for terrorists’ take over of homelands of indigenous people the British experimentally lumped together into Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu revealed it has finally submitted the list of States that will make up Biafra to the European Union parliament.
According to Kanu, his agitation for the actualization of a Sovereign State of Biafra is sacrosanct and should be handled very carefully.
He revealed that the Biafraland as it is today is made up of Rivers Province Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra, Abia, Enugu, Bayelsa, and Delta and the Fulani herdsmen have shown interest in the provinces from the central belt of Biafra such as Enugu and Ebonyi.
However, he emphatically states the obvious that “Biafrans do not speak the same language, as many speak Igbo, and others speak Urhobo-Isoko, Ijaw-Epie-Ogbia, Ogoni, Efik, Annang, Eket, Oron-Ibibio, Ogoja, Ejagham, Igala, Idoma Ibani and Igbanke
Those families that lost the loves ones during operation Python dance in south-east Nigeria.
According to the report, the ECOWAS Court has called on the Federal Government to pay the sum of $244 billion in compensation to those Biafrans.
The court accused the Nigeria government, said, they are found guilty in failure for fighting those that agitating for their freedom, they should compensate victims in five states in the region.
The leader of the proscribedIndigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has warned the former governor of Abia state and the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu on his recent statement about Biafra agitation.
Naija News had reported earlier that the Senate Chief Whip pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow him to convince the IPOB leader to stop his agitation for the Republic of Biafra.
In a statement released in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday, the former governor had said Kanu will listen to him. He stated this in reaction to the recent altercation between members of IPOB and security personnel in Enugu state.
Senator Kalu had said he is a believer in one Nigeria and believes that people of the country are so entangled with each other that no one should be talking about separation. He added that what the country needs is to focus on taking advantage of the country’s population to build a stronger economy.
“If the Federal Government permits me, I will go to the United Kingdom and negotiate with Nnamdi Kanu to return to Nigeria. I will convince him to drop the agitation for Biafra because our people don’t need it,” Kalu had said.
However, reacting to the claims by Kalu during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored by this reporter on Wednesday evening, Kanu warned that anybody coming to him with the intention of convincing him to drop the idea of Biafra, he can assure them that what happened to Ike Ekweremadu, a former Senate President who was attacked in Germany last year by IPOB members, “will be a child’s play to such individual.”
Kanu warned that he has not mandated anybody to speak on his behalf to meet with the Nigeria government nor representative to negotiate to stop Biafra agitation.
Adding that, as the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, I have told the Nigeria Government that no matter what they do or say Biafra agitation will not stop.
According to him, he said he has decided to achieve Biafra even though it will cost his life. He wants to live the life of Nelson Mandela.
Nnamdi Kanu remains the greatest freedom fighter ever raised from Africa. He said either Biafra’s freedom or my life.
In the same vein, the president of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday shows concern on the Biafra movement. He mentioned on his twitter page that the agitation is getting slower every day.
Netanyahu advised the momentum to be sustained. “Don’t allow the struggle to die”, the Biafra agitation must not die.
You will recall that the CNN, BBC are no longer carrying Biafra news, America and British newspapers are no longer carrying the news.
He, however, encourage the leader of the Biafra movement worldwide Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his followers not to give up on Biafra’s struggle.
“The Biafra nation must come to stand, and become the giant of Africa by the grace of God he said. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a great African leader, I encourage you all to continue, don’t give up.
The actualization of Biafra state will liberate the entire African Continent he said.