The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has dismissed insinuations that he hates the Hausa people, saying he loves and respects them immensely.
Kanu, however, said he cannot say the same for the people of Fulani extraction.
The IPOB leader, who stated these in a statement issued by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the Hausas are more civilized while the Fulanis have been “hiding under the combination of Hausa-Fulani to escape the wrath of the people whenever they perpetrate evil.”
He added that a group of people in Enugu State had twice elected a Hausa man as their Mayor to show that IPOB’s fight was not against the Hausa.
The statement read:
“No wonder they hastily resorted to mouthing their usual nonsensical Hausa-Fulani overnight. Since 2015, all we have been hearing is Fulani this, Fulani that, but due to the heat coming from God’s chosen Children of Light (IPOB), they have resorted to their usual deceptive Hausa-Fulani combo in the hope of hiding under the usually civil and well-behaved Hausa to evade the wrath of the people.
“I wish to place it on record and for their Fulani Janjaweed information, that we Biafrans have nothing against Hausa people. Hausas are people I respect and admire immensely. The main Hausas are good people.
“That was why we Biafrans elected a Hausa man twice to be our Mayor in Enugu, yes, twice. They won’t tell you that, would they?”