ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the recent attacks on Igbos in Nigeria, claiming that it is an indication that Igbos are not wanted in the country.
IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, who said this in a statement on Sunday, noted that the treatment being meted out to Igbos is unfair.
He lamented that security agencies allowed Shi’ites to protest peacefully but attacked its members in Aba, Abia State.
Recently, several IPOB sympathizers protesting for Nnamdi Kanu’s release were reportedly killed in Aba by a combined security team in Aba.
In the statement, Powerful said: “We are surprise that the Nigeria government and its security agencies, especially their army and police allowed the Shiite Islamic group who protested peacefully twice in Abuja to do so without humiliation or attack, but murdered IPOB members who were protesting peacefully in Aba, Abia State for asking for the unconditional release of their leader, KANU on the 3rd of April 2023.
“It is now on record that Ndigbo are not wanted in Nigeria due to the hatred shown to us. We must organize ourselves immediately and leave Nigeria for the other nationalities who are allowed to act freely in Nigeria.”
Powerful said that the actions of the Nigerian government had shown that Igbos were not wanted in the country.