From EMMANUEL UZOR, Abakaliki
AS reactions continue to trail the recent killing of Nimbo people in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has warned the Igbo that the recent attack was a manifestation of another impending pogrom against Ndigbo.
They also alleged that the attackers of Nimbo community were not Fulani herdsmen but a group of soldiers fighting as a militia group under the aegis of Islamic Arewa Army (ISAA) to conquer the entire South East and South-South for Islam.
MASSOB leadership through Uchenna Madu disclosed this shortly after an emergency meeting of principal officials of MASSOB Executives in Okwe, Imo state where they flayed the attack on the innocent residents of Enugu community by the Fulani herdsmen.
Part of their resolutions reads “Buhari’s sudden and pressurized U-turn and presidential order against Fulani’s herdsmen is a complete political jamboree which can never hold any water. It is a move meant to deceive the Igbo Biafrans and Christians in general. Buhari’s shocking statement was born out of fear and jittery because it has affected Ndigbo whom he knew may not easily tolerate this provocation.
“As a Nigerian soldier, Buhari fought against Biafra during the Nigeria – civil war. MASSOB see more coordinated military camouflaged pogroms coming, it shall continue to be disguised as Fulani’s herdsmen but the real men behind these pogroms are Islamic Arewa Army (ISAA) established to conquer and actualize the Islamic, political, economic and social command of Othman Dan Fodio and Ahmadu Bello (Sarduana of Sokoto) of dipping their Koran deep in the sea and conquering, using the minority North (Middle Beltans) to fight against the Christian South”.
The group charged Ndigbo to stop too much talking on sensitive issues concerning the lives and future of their people but concentrate more on building synergies, strategies and community based watchdog for native security of their people.
“Even some Igbo groups are busy counting numbers of casualties and how the Federal government security agents abandoned our people, these era have gone, until Ndigbo understand the potency, efficiency, efficacy, ability, capabilities, consistency and undying spirit of Igbo oriented based self determination groups in natively protecting and defending Igbo people interest and future, Hausa Fulani herdsmen will continue to harass, intimidate, invade and cause more pogroms against Biafrans”.
Madu further disclosed that Ndigbo should hold their governors responsible for any invasion of their land by foreigners.