From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has turned around on its earlier stance of steering clear of the killings in the Enugu community by suspected herdsmen and vowed to fight any attacker destabilising their peace.
IPOB in a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, on Tuesday affirmed that the attacked community would not be treated as an outcast in the South East, hence warning those behind the killings to leave the place or incurs their wrath.
Powerful said that “IPOB’s Security department has courageously agreed to take the bull by the horn. Fulani terrorists and their sponsors will understand that Enugu and other Biafran communities cannot and will not be their playground.
“We simply will not tolerate the killing, kidnapping and massacre of our people neither shall we tolerate their jihadist agenda in Biafraland.
“IPOB is God’s project and we will not shy away from all our goals and objectives through the help of Eze Chukwu Okike Abiama and the guidance of the spirits that guard Biafraland.
“Nobody should entertain fear or worry about the ongoing tragedies in Enugu State. IPOB and ESN will confront those murderous Fulani herdsmen militias soon.
“Yes, it is true we initially said we are not coming to defend those communities under attacks because some of them and their Traditional rulers collaborated with Fulani terrorists military to attack ESN operatives who were in their communities to protect them.
“But after IPOB leadership deliberated on the matter, we have agreed not to abandon our own not minding their initial foolishness. Our slogan “onuru ube Nwanne ya agbala oso” (don’t run away when you hear the cry of your brother) is still a fundamental guiding principle of this movement.
“Enugu State is a Biafran territory and the people in Enugu Communities are our brothers and sisters and we cannot afford to allow them to be massacred by uncircumcised terrorists and jihadists from Sahel called Fulani herdsmen,” Powerful stated.