The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said it ordered its members in 100 countries across the world to attack the governors of Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia and Anambra states and “known traitors, co-conspirators and those who worked with Igbo governors to proscribe and tag IPOB a terror organisation while they never raised any voice against the murderous Fulani herdsmen.”
The directive is to attack them if they are seen in any of the countries, IPOB spokesperson, Mr Emma Powerful told the Punch on Saturday, noting that South-East governors and some Ndigbo leaders had been marked as enemies.
The group also put on notice Ndigbo leaders such as the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who it accused of supporting the Operation Python Dance in the South-East.
Operation Python Dance was launched by the Nigerian Army in the South-East in 2016 in the wake of protests by IPOB members.
They alleged that many of their members were killed, especially during the invasion of the Afara Ukwu country home of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.countries their members were residing.
Mr. Powerful said that the directive was given by Kanu and that in obedience to the IPOB leader’s order, its members were the ones who attacked a former Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday.
He said Ekweremadu was “disgraced by the IPOB Nuremberg Family as an Operation Python Dance instigator,” vowing that IPOB would take similar action against the South-East governors and Ndigbo leaders, if they dared to attend any public event abroad.”
The IPOB spokesman described Ekweremadu as a “traitor,” accusing him of being among those that got the pro-Biafra group proscribed, alongside the South-East governors.
He said, “Today (Saturday), the Nuremberg IPOB family in Germany, in keeping with the long-standing directive from our leader to hound all instigators of the Operation Python Dance, is glad to report that Ike Ekweremadu was confronted and duly hounded out of a so-called New Yam Festival event in Germany.
“Despite repeated warnings to the organisers of this jamboree that Enugu, Ebonyi and other parts of ‘Biafraland’ is under siege by the Fulani caliphate and their collaborators within, they went ahead to invite a known traitor, co-conspirator and one of those who worked with Igbo governors to proscribe and tag IPOB a terror organisation while they never raised any voice against the murderous Fulani herdsmen.
“This should serve as a warning to Nnia Nwodo, Dave Umahi, Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano and others that any day we find them in a public event abroad, they will be humiliated. IPOB is strategically located in over 100 countries around the world. Anywhere we find them, they will be dealt with.”