The Nigerian army have been accused by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), of informing all Hausa-Fulani residents of Umuahia to relocate, ahead of its ongoing Operation Python Dance campaign.
This was disclosed in a statement by the IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful.
The statement reads:
“We were properly informed that the Hausa Fulani soldiers have instructed all the Hausa-Fulani living in Biafranland; particularly those in Umuahia and its environs to vacate.
“Right now, none of the Hausa Fulani could be sighted or seen anywhere around Umuahia.
“This show is to prove that the Hausa Fulani soldiers deployed to Biafranland are battle-ready to decimate Biafran people in their own land while preventing any reprisal that this evil plot might lead to.
“But, we promise them that IPOB under Mazi Nnamdi Kanu cannot resort to armed struggle or afford to stop now that we have passed the Rubicon.
“We achieved a lot towards the restoration of Biafra and God Almighty (Chukwu Okike Abiama) is on our side.
“No man born of a woman can stop the project God almighty himself ordained.”
The group however stated that it was not asking for war, and called on various countries and global institutions to urge the Nigerian government to fix a date for a referendum to be conducted.
The statement read further:
“We are calling on men and women of good conscience across the globe, lovers of freedom, United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), African Union (AU), American government, Russia government, Israeli government, Chinese government, Turkish government, Canadian government, French government, German government, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and relevant human rights organizations across the globe to prevail on the Nigerian government to leave Biafrans alone, by fixing a particular date for referendum in Biafranland to ascertain whether the people want to remain in Nigeria or not; we are not asking for war.”