From Steve Oko, Umuahia
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has warned that it would not allow any Miyetti Allah Vigilante group to operate in any part of Biafra land.
IPOB which sounded the warning in a press statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, asked Miyetti Allah vigilante to restrict its operations to the core North.
The statement queried the rationale behind Miyetti Allah, a regional body forming a security outfit that has a national outlook, alleging that it has a hidden agenda.
It read in part: “We know their mission; contrary to the lies they are feeding the gullible public with, they are rather coming to fulfill the order by their father, Usman Dan Fodio who, in 1960, charged Muslims to deep the Quoran into the Atlantic Ocean. But we assure them that they will meet their Waterloo in the entire Biafra land.
“We want to declare in unmistakable terms, that no Miyetti Allah vigilante is needed or will be allowed to operate in any part of Biafra land. They may operate in other parts of Nigeria but not on any Biafra soil. ”
The pro-Biafra group vowed to resist the operations of Miyetti Allah security outfit in Biafra land no matter the cost.
“IPOB is ready for them irrespective of the sophistry of those backing them. We are very formidable and fully ready to defend our land against these vampires! We don’t need them, and will never give them any inch of our land. We shall repel them and chase them back to the Sahel.
Citing the link between herdsmen and Miyetti Allah, IPOB asked:”How can we allow globally recognized terrorists and those who rape and maim after butchering others to police our communities? This can never happen!
“The Nigeria Army invaded the home of our Leader after IPOB had launched its Biafra Security Services, BSS . But now that the world’s fourth most dangerous terrorist organisation is about being formerly launched in Nigeria, everybody has suddenly gone mute.
“However, it will be in their interest to restrict their operations to the core North where they came from, and don’t venture to step into Biafra territory, otherwise, they will regret it.”
IPOB accused the federal government of double standard in handling the alleged formation of the security outfit while it had opposed the attempt by southerner states to form their regional security outfit.
“This has exposed the hypocrisy of the Presidency. They rejected regional security outfits and cajoled states into community policing, yet they have maintained criminal silence over the plot by the Fulani to float their killer agents.
“We once again assure all Biafrans not to panic but to remain calm as we get ready to usher in our Sovereign State coming very soon. We have all it takes to secure all Biafra borders.”