The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) has insisted the Military can’t cease its members from attending the burial of fogeys of its founder, Nnamdi Kanu.
The outlawed group dared troopers to cease its members if they will on the funeral slated for February 14 at Isiama Afaraukwu neighborhood in Abia State.
IPOB mentioned its members is not going to solely attend but in addition pay the final respects to HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Meme Okwu Kanu, his spouse.
Nnamdi Kanu’s youthful brother, Emmanuel Okwu Kanu and President-Normal of Isiama Afaraukwu neighborhood, Chief Ikechukwu Ndubueze had instructed reporters final week the burial of the monarch and his spouse doesn’t have something to do with the agitation of the Sovereign State of Biafra being championed by their first son, Prince Nnamdiu Kanu.
However IPOB, in an announcement from its Publicity Secretary, Emma Highly effective, maintained no quantity of “intimidation and harassment” by the Nigerian Military and different safety companies would cease its members from being in Isiama Afaraukwu.
IPOB accused the Nigerian Military for being accountable to the demise of their chief’s dad and mom.
It additionally alleged the Nigerian Military was terrorising harmless Nigerians, vowing to proceed with their preparations to attend the burial of their chief’s dad and mom.
Based on the proscribed organisation:“ We proceed to attract the eye of the civilised world to the incessant harassment, humiliation and intimidation of Afaraukwu neighborhood in Umuahia-Ibeku by the very lazy and shameless troopers of the Nigerian Military, whose inventory in commerce is to terrorise harmless civilians whereas recruiting hardened terrorists into their ranks as unmitigated lawlessness rage throughout Nigeria.
“Within the historical past of world army, the brazen and cowardly show of army would possibly in Isiama Afaraukwu by Nigerian Military, as Boko Haram and different Fulani sponsored terror teams wreak havoc on defenceless residents is affirmation that Buratai and his males will not be true troopers, however mere terrorists with constitutional backing.
“Actual troopers battle wars not terrorising harmless civilians getting ready for the burial ceremony. If they don’t already know this, let the hierarchy of the Nigerian army know they’re the laughing inventory of the world.
“A military roundly defeated within the battlefield, its officers pursued, captured and beheaded by a band of ill-equipped combatants, however take pleasure in showcasing its intimidatory would possibly in peaceable enclaves is the peak of a military of cowards devoid of concepts.
“What Buratai and his troopers are doing in Umuahia is not any totally different from what terrorists are doing within the North East of Nigeria. They invade peaceable communities, killing, pillaging, destroying and kidnapping folks at will.
“The identical template Boko Haram and different Fulani sponsored homicide squads are working inside the North East is strictly what the Nigerian Military is doing within the South East. The Nigerian Military fled the battlefields of the North East and deserted their constitutional responsibility to battle armed insurgency, however as an alternative turned their armoured tanks and troops on Afaraukwu neighborhood getting ready for a burial ceremony.”
“The Nigerian Military is losing their time and invaluable sources in making an attempt to cease one thing they know they’re incapable of stopping. Burial of the useless is a proper older than man itself.
“Nigeria authorities and her troopers are shameless and downright disgraceful, their refusal to confront armed Fulani insurgency and Boko Haram menace within the North East, however as an alternative selected to focus their consideration on a burial ceremony in Afaraukwu is indicative of the misplaced priorities on the coronary heart of this All Progressives Congress, APC regime, which has instantly led to the deterioration of safety state of affairs throughout Nigeria.
“It defies each widespread sense and logic that Nigerian troopers went AWOL in terror ravaged areas of the north, they refused to battle bandits and terror teams they themselves sponsored, however are busy killing and terrorizing harmless and unarmed people within the South East.
“Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen, Miyetti Allah Bandits, ISIS in West Africa, Al-Queda within the Maghreb are dutifully ready for Buratai and his warriors to have interaction them in battle within the north; that’s the actual safety downside dealing with Nigeria not the burial of His Royal Majesty Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his spouse Sally.
“How can the federal government of Nigeria justify the deployment of troopers to the venue of a funeral whereas terrorists are busy making the lives of law-abiding residents a distress.
“We’re reminding the APC authorities in Aso Rock and their cowardly troopers to return to the North East to battle Boko Haram terrorists and go away IPOB and Afaraukwu neighborhood alone. Nigeria troopers and their supporters have to be ashamed of themselves.