Members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, have announced their resolve to begin bearing weapons from Wednesday, February 17, 2016, lamenting that their failure to do so in the past had exposed them to attacks and killings by security operatives.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, by the spokesman of the pro-Biafra group, Emma Nmezu.
It would be recalled that a combined team of policemen and soldiers from the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa East LGA of Abia State were last week alleged to have killed over 10 members of the IPOB who were engaged in a prayer session at the National High School, Aba, Abia State for the release of their detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu. There had also been reports of security operatives firing shots at the Biafra proponents whenever they protest in Onitsha and other parts of the Southeast.
According to Nmezu, “Now, we have come to the painful but irreversible conclusion and determination to take our fate and destiny in our own hands. Starting from Wednesday, February 17, 2016, “Biafrans” will now be in the mode of self defence as enshrined by the relevant acts and declarations of the United Nations.”
“Let no country or world leader attempt to tag us as terrorists because we are not terrorists, rather we are fighting for our survival and from being exterminated from the surface of the earth.”
“We shall defend ourselves with everything and anything necessary to avoid the continual killing of our mothers, fathers, and children. This is the time for all Biafrans to rise and defend themselves. We cannot fold our arms and watch them kill us the second time after killing over two million of us in 1968.”
Source: THE WILL
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