Awka – The Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) has called on international community to intervene in the alleged on-going arrest and killing of innocent people in Aba Abia state since last Saturday.
It accused the Federal Government of sponsoring the act incessant arrests in a bid “to clear the path for Miyetti Allah to conquer our land for their Fulani migrants from across the Sahel”.
In a press statement signed by the media and publicity secretary of the group, Comrade Emma Powerful, the group asked friends of the federal government especially the United States, Britain and the European and African Unions to intervene and not pretend they don’t know what is happening.
It alleged that a combined force of the Nigerian Army, Police and other security outfits have started providing logistical, intelligence and ground offensive support for the advancing murderous Fulani herdsmen.
It accused the Nigerian Army formations in Biafraland of turning into effective advance guard of the invading Fulani terrorists.
It claimed that people are being kidnapped, summarily executed and detained without trial as a way of weakening the people’s resolve in their avowed resistance against Aso Rock sponsored Islamisation agenda in the south.
It requested that “the unconstitutional and illegal arrest of Biafran citizens in Aba since last Saturday must stop”, noting that in one instance “the Nigerian Army arrested more than 50 people at a place known as Abia State Amalgamated Tricycle Operators Association (ASATOA) office in Aba along Kent Street.
“They equally arrested 25 people at Afor-Une in Umungasi and St Michael’s Road Aba near NUJ office.
“We wish to place the United States Ambassador to Nigeria on notice that mass arrests and cold blooded execution of Biafrans going on in Aba is unacceptable.
“We duly expect him to notify the State Department in Washington about this ugly development.
“We know the British High Commission in Nigeria will always support any Fulani murderous expansionism against Biafrans but it will be prudent for the diplomatic community to understand that we will not allow this Nigerian Army of occupation to continue to get away with murder”, they concluded.