The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that it was possible that South East leaders like Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the governors, may learn their lessons from alleged silence of the Hausa\Fulani governors and Arewa Consultative Forum over the wanton killings of innocent Nigerians by herdsmen.
According to IPOB, it was saddening that Ohanaeze Ndigbo and South-East governors condemned its non-violent agitation and even went as far as supporting the mayhem visited on its members by the Nigeria Army under Operation Python Dance.
Asking if there has been “a single word of condemnation from any Hausa Fulani governor or Arewa Consultative Forum” against killer herdsmen, IPOB argued that Igbo leaders may learn a lesson from the development.
The group was reacting to the Federal Government’s deployment of soldiers to Benue, Taraba and other states to tame the menace of herdsmen, a move he said was belated, coming after much havoc had been done and many lives wasted in the areas.
IPOB described the deployment of soldiers as a charade and a plot for the Nigerian Army to further strengthen the killer herdsmen as it allegedly did in the case of Southern Kaduna mayhem.
The statement read, “Have you heard a single word of condemnation from any Hausa Fulani governor or Arewa Consultative Forum against these killer herdsmen? The answer is a capital no. Maybe there is a lesson here to be learned by Igbo politicians and Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“This government is currently in the midst of deceit but unfortunately some people are being taken in by their lies. It took pressure from all over the world to get this administration to agree to this paper deployment because we know it’s not real.
“The best remedy for the murderous mayhem of the terrorists is to divide Nigeria. Anybody still habouring the hope of one united prosperous Nigeria is living in a fool’s paradise. Unfortunately, this belatedly announced Operation Cat race or whatever they named it, to deal with a band of hardened state sponsored terrorists is totally meaningless. People will continue to die needlessly until Nigeria is divided.
“The deployment of troops to beleaguered Benue communities is a fraud designed to hoodwink the masses into thinking that this administration is serious about fighting the menace of Fulani herdsmen which they created through their policy of acquiescence and appeasement.
“These so called troops allegedly deployed to Benue are all staffed by Fulani officers who as usual will provide protection and cover for the tribesmen who are doing the killing. The world witnessed the same scenario in Southern Kaduna in 2016\17 or we have, suddenly forgotten. Did Nigerian Army not allegedly supply murderous herdsmen with arms with which they massacred and sacked non Muslim villages in Southern Kaduna?