Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has linked the alleged killings in Obigbo, Rivers State to the desperation of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike to be Vice President in 2023.
The group warned those partnering with the governor in the act to brace up for the consequences of their atrocities, vowing to avenge for the death of the innocent youths, women and even children murdered in cold blood.
In a statement issued by the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB reiterated its commitment to restoring Biafra sovereignty and independence irrespective of the mounting opposition by the enemies.
The statement read, “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu are watching with keen interest, the murder of our people in cold blood in every part of Nigeria particularly in Obigbo, Rivers State, by Gov. Nyesom Wike and the Nigeria security agents who derive joy in slaughtering innocent people.
“Wike’s desperation to be Vice President in 2023 based on phantom promise by the Fulani is driving him into political malady.
“We want to remind anybody who supports or partners Wike in murdering our people in Obigbo to brace up for the consequences of their atrocities because IPOB must avenge for the death of those innocent youths, women and even children murdered in cold blood.
“Anybody who is still in doubt of the status/ boundary identity of Igweocha (Rivers State), should read the Supreme Court judgment on the case between Ikwerre and Okirika in 1958 when Wike was not yet born.
“Wike’s utterances on this simply portrays his ignorance. It shows that his father and uncles did not teach him history of Rivers State. Even Elechi Amadi affirmed that Rivers was part of Igbo land when he was confronted with the WACA judgment by Ohaneze Ndigbo, and that incontrovertible truth subsists till tomorrow.
“Wike, you have started what you cannot finish because IPOB is coming and there is nothing you can do to escape judgement. Your attempt to decimate youths in Obigbo under the guise of decimating IPOB members is only efforts in futility because IPOB is so formidable that no Pharaoh can wipe it off let alone a little fly like you.
“Everybody knows that Wike is working for Northern political elite who has asked him to decimate IPOB as a condition to be endorsed for the Vice Presidental slot in 2023 otherwise, they will give it to one of the South East Governors strongly angling for the position.
“IPOB remains committed to restoring Biafra sovereignty and independence irrespective of the mounting opposition by the enemies. Wike should also be reminded that the South East and South South people are united in this cause, and that no amount of sabotage and treachery by him and his likes can break the bond of unity among the people.”