Uche Mefor, estranged Deputy-Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Tuesday restated that detained leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, instigated the violence, destructions and killings being experienced in the southeast region of Nigeria.
Newsbreak.ng reports that Mefor said for “deliberately” killing and spilling the innocent blood of Igbo people, Kanu’s IPOB insurgents have “effectively deemed” the light on the prospect of achieving a Biafra Republic soon.
“IPOB have made the reality of Biafra Restoration even ever more remote by their criminality and by helped and enabled by helping the Nigerian state to criminalise the project,” Mefor said in a Facebook post.
“Consequently, rather than being near or immediate, the Biafra Restoration will continue to be a mirage until the dent and damage are repaired and undone.
“The insecurity in Igboland was orchestrated by Kanu’s violent utterances, threats of such violence, and its official adoption as a policy. Simon Ekpa is a member of IPOB and was among the Facebook bloggers drafted by Kanu in the last quarter of 2020 to help do the hatchet job of blackmailing innocent people and promoting violence against those they called saboteurs and traitors for him. They are one and the same group of people. They are essentially part of the wider alliance of evil non-state actor violators of human rights in Igboland—targeted assassinations, torture, enforced disappearances, and other forms of inhumane and degrading treatments against unarmed Igbo Biafran civilians. These are killers of their own people, all in the hope of getting Biafra. They kill their brothers in the name of Biafra—the same people that they claim to protect and liberate.
“Finally, take this or leave it, we maintain that IPOB will destroy themselves by themselves. Their latest self-destructive, self-annihilating move is hypocritically deny their atrocities in broad light and shift their culpability to one of their own called Simon Ekpa. The more Simon Ekpa is demonised by IPOB, the more IPOB expose and implicate themselves; and ultimately compound the case of their leader because they are the same evil syndicate and conglomerate.”