The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has replied the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, called him a liar that gives a false and unverified statement.
According to IPOB’ s National Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the separatist group doesn’ t stockpile any arms but their ammunition and bombs are locally made.
The spokesperson further explained that they were told by Nnamdi Kanu that the Biafra agitators and the security agencies will be killed during the war, but the agitators will come out victorious in the end. Therefore, the Nigerian government will be surprised when the war started, and that the government shouldn’ t expect what happened in 1967 to repeat itself.
His statement reads, ” Ordinarily, IPOB would not join issues with Garba Shehu who is a chronic and pathetic liar but we have to velar the air here. We are not stockpiling any arms anywhere.
” The Fulani government of Nigeria can rant and propagate falsehood against IPOB, but we don’ t buy arms we produce arms; we make and use locally made ammunitions and bombs and we have made it clear to them that 1967 and 1970 are not the same thing with 2021.
” Our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, prophesied that they will kill us and we’ ll kill them at the end Biafra nation will come.
” There is no false information and state- sponsored propaganda that can stop or change our resolve to restore Biafra freedom from Nigeria. What they did to our fathers, this present generation of Biafra will surprise them heavily. “
Recall that the Presidency has defended President Buhari’ s post that was deleted by Twitter, the presidency stressed that the statement is not a threat to any region, but a pledge to uphold citizens’ right to freedom from harm.
The statement reads, ” This is not a promotion of hate, but a pledge to uphold citizens’ right to freedom from harm. The government cannot be expected to capitulate to terrorists. IPOB is proscribed under Nigerian law. Its members murder innocent Nigerians. They kill policemen and set government property on fire. Now, they have amassed a substantial stockpile of weapons and bombs across the country.
” Twitter does not seem to appreciate the national trauma of our country’ s civil war. This government shall not allow a recurrence of that tragedy. “