Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari came and left Imo state, south east Nigeria on Thursday without disclosing if he saw any of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, stockpiled weapons, as the President alleged, last weekend.
The world Igbo Congress, WIC, attention was however drawn to Buhari’s allegation that the the IPOB is stockpiling weapons in Nigeria and the group alerted the indigenous peoples of the Middlebelt, the South-South, the Southwest and, especially, the Southeast to the danger and insidious nature of the statement.
“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 the indigenous people of Igbo land and the other target areas.
We are aware that the Fulani is in the last stretch of their over 200 years-old agenda to sow discord, fear, chaos, massacre, anarchy, and brigandage in the territory for final occupation of indigenous owners’ lands, orchestrated by their armed herdsmen and so-called repentant Boko Haram insurgents who are now officially “serving” Nigeria in army and police uniforms.
“We have noted that it is the same strategy that was used to enslave the Hausa and take over their land in what we known today as Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi and Gombe States.
“We condemn this statement which has no factual basis made known to us. It is hard to believe that the Fulani-controlled ubiquitous security authorities cannot specifically target locations of such stockpiles for public proof and or exposure.
“We, therefore, call on all the leaders of the Middlebelt, the Southeast, the South-South and the Southwest to wake up to this unfolding threat to the existence of the indigenous people of this land.
“We specifically call on the leaders of the southeast to stop their ill-intentioned frolicking with these purveyors of death, destruction and subjugation. You must do this now, while you can. You must learn from the Governor of Benue State, His Excellency Samuel Ortom, who has continued to show that he gets it.
“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 people 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. “A stitch in time saves nine”, Thomas Fuller, 1723.