The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the South-East governors to perish the idea of setting up a security outfit in the geopolitical zone.
In a statement by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful said the region would not have two security outfits; one from IPOB and the other from the governors at a time.
The group specifically warned Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, who is the Chairman of South-East Governors, to jettison the idea.
The secessionist group accused the governors of trying to set up the outfit on the advice of the “Fulani-controlled Federal Government of Nigeria.”
The statement read in part, “We warn these clueless governors in our region not to heed the mischievous advice and attempt by Miyetti Allah and Sokoto caliphate intended to compromise the security of Biafrans.
“Any Miyetti Allah vigilante group under any nomenclature formed by Dave Umahi and his fellow governors as well as Ohanaeze will be resisted by the people of the old Eastern region.
“We, therefore, advise every Biafran father and mother to caution their children against joining Umahi’s vigilante group as such an outfit is already the enemy of the people. Their agenda is sinister and anti-Biafra.
“We declare without equivocation that any other group parading as South-East and South-South security outfit will not be allowed to operate on Biafra soil. Our people have already launched their own defense line – ESN – as our self-acclaimed leaders were nowhere to be found when it counted most.
“The raping, killings, and unprovoked attacks by these vampires must stop throughout Biafra territory. Anyone against this irreversible resolve of the people to defend themselves against foreign occupation will be crushed.”
Reacting, a member of the South-East Governors’ Forum Media Directorate, who pleaded not to be mentioned, said, “I will not discuss that now because of its sensitive nature. Besides, it’s a recent matter; I cannot circumvent the governors I’m working with and speak on the matter.” – Punch.