The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described as “childish and shallow-minded”, allegation of pipeline vandalism levelled against the group by President Muhammadu Buhari.
DIPLOMATIC DIARY earlier reported that President Buhari during an interview with Bloomberg, had asked western allies to designate IPOB as a terrorist group “over involvement” in pipeline and infrastructure vandalism in the country.
“Criminality and terrorism in oil-producing regions hamper production, and it would help if our western allies designated IPOB as a terrorist group, given their complicity in damage to pipelines and infrastructure”, Buhari told Bloomberg.
Reacting to the wide allegation, IPOB in a statement issued on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said everyone, including the international community, knows that IPOB is not involved in pipeline vandalism.
“The statement read: “The attention of the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great and indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, has been drawn to the laughable, disgraceful and fallacious statement from the supposed President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, alleging that IPOB is behind pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta.
“For the impostor in Aso Rock to tell the US and other Western countries that IPOB is responsible for pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta shows how shallow-minded and uninformed he is. Why should he choose to further advertise his ignorance and the failure of his Government in credible intelligence gathering by making such laughable, wide and untenable allegation?
“Muhammadu Buhari should tell America and other Western countries the locations of pipelines IPOB vandalised in their evil country.The allegation against IPOB by Buhari is childish because everybody knows that IPOB does not engage in pipeline vandalism in Nigeria. Even the international community knows that IPOB does not involve in such act. Maybe the Fulani-controlled Federal Government of Buhari doesn’t know that the West is not as daft and uninformed as he and his fellow clueless kleptomaniacs are, otherwise, he would not have made such embarrassing factless claims.
“Buhari should be reminded that his Western audience already know the actual culprits behind pipeline vandalism in Nigeria and who the beneficiaries are. What a contradiction and confusion in Buhari’s Nigeria!
“In case he has forgotten as usual, just last week, his NSCDC ( Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps) boss threatened to name high profile Nigerians behind oil theft. Did the NSCDC boss need to issue such a threat assuming IPOB a ‘terror organisation’ according to Buhari’s Nigeria is actually the ones behind the crime.
“Buhari should also be reminded that his Western audience already know how his Government is aiding his FULANI bandits in their wicked agenda of massacering Indigenous Nigerians and taking over their land. The West knows who and how ransom in hard currency are paid to FULANI bandits and terrorists Kidnapping innocent Nigerians, thus enabling them to amass more weapons for their genocidal agenda.
“Buhari should be told that the West understands that his anger with IPOB is simply because IPOB remains the only obstacle to the evil agenda of his FULANI kinsmen to overrun NIGERIA and declare it an Islamic State. That is why it is only in Nigeria that IPOB, a peaceful movement with presence in over 100 countries is tagged a terrorist organisation.
“Buhari and his kangaroo court delivered a black market judgment against a peaceful movement seeking freedom for their people, without looking into his fulani kinsmen’s activities of eliminating none Fulani in the country. Buhari and his evil and wicked cabals refused to declare Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen manhandling, rapping destroying communities and killing innocent citizens of Nigeria.
“One thing is certain, IPOB will hunt down those terrorists masquerading as herdsmen in Biafran bushes and forests. Whatever allegations they like let them fabricate. We can’t abdicate our divine mandate of defending our ancestral land against FULANI occupation. Buhari and his Fulani-controlled Federal Government of Nigeria sponsored insecurity in the Eastern region and blamed it on IPOB thinking that the world is unaware of the activities of fulani and his military men deployed in our territory.
“The world is watching everything happening in Nigeria and IPOB members will stand firm because we won’t allow them to take over our ancestral lands. They have done that between 1967-1970 when they committed genocide against innocent Biafrans because Biafrans wanted to liberate themselves from the bondage Britain put us into by forcing disparate Nations with totally different value system and culture together in the contraption called the ZOOLOGICAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.
“Going to Bloomberg news and parroting falsehood against IPOB won’t save him and his co-travellers from being prosecuted in the ICC, the international criminal court at appropriate time. IPOB since formation and inauguration about twelve years ago has never been involved with pipeline vandalism. Buhari’s hypocrisy will soon catch up with him. Buhari you allowed your people to continue terrorising, massacring Nigerians but you will pay for it one day.
“World leaders and countries should stop paying attention to Buhari and his Fulani terror government because they are living on a borrowed time. Inviting Buhari to a security meeting in Rwanda is like asking the Hyena to participate in a discussion on the wellbeing of the antelope. Buhari’s government has failed woefully as far as securing the lives and properties of Nigerians is concerned so therefore has nothing to offer on security matters and discussions.”