Don't Come To Our Region - IPOB Warns Buhari Ahead Of Enugu VisitThe Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday, December 19, warned President Muhammadu Buhari to cancel his proposed visit to the south-east.
In what will be his first official visit to the region since he assumed office in May last year, President Buhari is billed to attend the opening session of the South-East Economic Summit in Enugu on Thursday.
However, IPOB, in a statement entitled, ‘Muhammadu Buhari must stay clear of Biafra land or have himself to blame for the outcome of any such visit,’ warned against the proposed visit, stating that the organizers would have themselves to blame for any breakdown of law and order as a result, Punch writes.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra have received information that Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) will be visiting Enugu on the 22nd of December, 2016. We object totally to this visit,” the statement signed by IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful read in part.
“We warn that any governor or Igbo politician that receives Buhari in Enugu will have himself or herself to blame. We make it public that should there be a breakdown of law and order in Enugu on the 22nd of December, greedy Igbo politicians will have themselves to blame.
“Any Igbo governor or politician that is found among those hobnobbing with Buhari becomes an enemy of the people and shall pay dearly for it.”
The secessionist group demanded an investigation into the Amnesty International report which accused the army of mass killing of Igbo youths, and called on pro-Biafra activists to be in Enugu on December 22 to protest Buhari’s planned visit.
“We are calling on all Biafrans to descend on Enugu on the said date of December 22, 2016 to show our anger and displeasure at this attempt by some greedy Igbo men to insult the memory of our glorious dead and those still in detention with our leader,” he said.