From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has given the Department of State Security Services (DSS) seven days to prove to the world, with evidence and clips of how its members killed and buried Hausa/Fulani herdsmen in Abia State.
The group challenged the DSS to show where the shallow graves are located, failure of which the IPOB will tell the world how DSS intends to deploy calculated lies to create room for the killing of the people in the North.
In a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Mr. Emma Powerful condemned alleged fabrication of lies by the DSS, against IPOB and urged members of the public to disregard the allegations from the DSS insisting it lacks credibility.
Powerful stated that the allegation was not from the constitutionally/legally authorised source, and it was intended to achieve the objective of classifying IPOB as a terrorist organisation.
The group charged Biafrans in the North and in the West to be careful against attacks.
“It is clear to everyone that DSS are bereft of any strategy to quell the rising profile of IPOB and the growing resoluteness of Biafrans to restore their God-ordained nation of Biafra despite extra-judicial killings, intimidations, blackmail, monetary inducements to Ohaneze Ndigbo and allied groups, and sundry evil acts perpetrated by state agents.
“DSS have realised that they are on the losing side of the legal proceedings that they initiated against Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB.
“They have rather resorted to concocting stories of abduction and killing and have subtly introduced the word “terrorism“ so that they will hopefully make it stick on IPOB.
“One of the reasons behind this ill-fated statement by the DSS is to give them the opportunity to go to court and cite Section-62(2) of CAP38 LFN 2004, which is the missing piece in the second charge against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. But they have failed woefully.
“Therefore, IPOB is once again alerting the world of the evil plans the DSS in which they want to tag Biafrans as violent and terrorists.
“It is intended to achieve the twin objectives of classifying IPOB as a terrorist organisation and satisfying Section-62(2) CAP38 LFN 2004,” he added.