The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Friday accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of State Service, DSS, of plotting to kill Igbo businesses and frustrate Igbo businessmen.
IPOB levelled the accusation in a press statement on Friday made available to CHECKPOINTCHARLEY.
It condemned the continued detention of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas, Ifeanyi Ubah, warning that should anything happen to him those keeping him in prison should be prepared to face the wrath of the group.
The group said, “We want the DSS to know that an attack on Ifeanyi Ubah is an attack on Biafra; the DSS should know that we are watching on this matter and must continue following it until it gets to its logical conclusion”.
The group condemned in strong terms the continued detention of Mr. Ubah by the DSS, in spite of the fact that a court of competent jurisdiction had ordered his release.
The statement partly read, “We have been informed by IPOB intelligence unit that this Ifeanyi Uba arrest by the DSS was the perfection of hard economic policies against our people and strangulation of Igbo businessmen in Nigeria.
“The ground plan to stop every business controlling by our people in Nigeria is eating deep in Nigeria economy because our people are the major businessmen in Nigeria today.
“Arresting Dr. Ifeanyi Uba because of his legitimate business proves to all and sundry that we are no more needed in the contraption called Nigeria.”
It said such actions by Buhari’s government shows that Igbo people were no longer needed in Nigeria.
IPOB promised to resist such policies against the people of the Southeast, saying that “it is pathetic that well meaning Nigerians are keeping quiet over the continued damage the DSS is causing Nigeria”.
“We want to state it categorically clear to all the Northern dominated DSS and other politicians that nothing should happen to our brother, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah because he committed no crime against anybody or Nigeria state.
“In line with this, we warn that Ifeanyi Uba should be released before it is too late or they will see the power of IPOB under Nnamdi Kanu all over the world; we cannot afford to watch them continue to humiliate and intimate him for no just cause.”