Ahead of his scheduled visit to Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria today, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari is not welcome to the region.
According to a Wednesday statement signed by secessionist movement IPOB spokesman, Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya,
"Why we do not want Muhammadu Buhari in Biafraland for now,” read: “To make matters worse, the killers were freed unconditionally from detention on November 3, 2016 by a magistrate court in Kano presided over by Jibrin Muhammed.
"Under the watch of Buhari, the case has been closed and the killers are free to go ahead and carry out more killings.
"On April 25, 2016, 500 Hausa-Fulani terrorists, who go by the name “Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (Macban)”invaded Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State and slaughtered Biafrans and burnt 11 residential houses and some churches.
"Mr. President even refused to take a distress call from the Governor of Enugu State and till date, Buhari and his acolytes have not condemned the killings. We have to remind the public that Muhammadu Buhari is the official grand patron of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, MACBAN.
"Prior to that incident on January 5, 2016, Hausa-Fulani terrorists abducted the king of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Akaeze Edward Ofulue III, and killed him in the forest. Typically, no words of condemnation came from Buhari and his acolytes and nobody was arrested and prosecuted”
"The reasons why we must march tomorrow (Thursday) in Enugu against Buhari’s coming are for the sake of our fathers and mothers who were killed, and children born and unborn ripped out prematurely from their mothers’ wombs; we march for the sake of our land and Nimbo community in Uzo Uwani of Enugu State.
"Again, we must march for the sake of those killed in Aba on February 12, 2016; Onitsha, August 30, 2015; in Nkpor, 29th and those killed on May 30, 2016 and buried in a mass grave. “We also must march for the killing in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State; Igweocha, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; the killing in Gbaramatu, Delta State. His soldiers should kill all of us for the world to see and justify the Amnesty International reports on Biafrans.
"In addition, we are going to march to prove to the world in general how they have been killing us in Uzuitem in Abia State and for the sake Gideon Akaluka, who was beheaded by Muslim fundamentalists in Kano State."