IWC faults Buhari over IPOB’s alleged stockpiling of arms
The Igbo World Congress (IWC) has faulted com- ments credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was stockpiling weapons in the country.
Citing a publication entitled: Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB Has Stockpiled Weapons In Nigeria, Killing Police, Military – Buhari, the group alerted the indigenous people of the Middle Belt, South South, South West and the South East to the danger of the President’s comment.
“We see it as a continuation of the strategy to label IPOB and use it as excuse for the murderous activities being carried out on Igbo people and other target areas.
“The Fulani had used the same strategy to enslave the Hausa and take over their lands in Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi and Gombe states,” the group said.
It further condemned the statement, which, it said had no basis, adding: “It is hard to believe that the Fulani-con- trolled security authorities cannot specifically target locations of such stockpiles for public proof and exposure.
“We, therefore, call on all leaders of the Middle Belt, South East, South South and South West to wake up to the unfolding threat to their exis- tence. We specifically call on the leaders of the South East to stop their ill-intentioned frolicking with the purveyors of death, destruction and subjugation.”
The IWC enjoined them to learn from Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who had continued to demonstrate that he understood what was going on in the country under the Buhari administration.
“Statutorily speaking, Nigeria had expired since 2014, being the scheduled end of the 1914 British Amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates.
“If the indigenous peoples of Nigeria are not allowed to have a say on how they are governed, then there needs to be a peaceful dissolution of the arrangement, which has now been poisoned by the Fulani agenda,” the group added.