Stay away from South-East, IPOB tells Buhari

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Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra on Monday warned President Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from the South-East, which it referred to as ‘Biafraland’.

The President is billed to visit Ebonyi State on Tuesday, his first visit to the South-East since he came into office.

IPOB said there would be bloodshed if the President failed to heed the warning by going ahead with the trip.

The pro-Biafra group, which gave the warning in a statement by its spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, referred to Buhari as ‘Jubril of Sudan’.

In the statement, IPOB said Buhari’s visit to the South-East would amount to an insult to the memory of all Biafran activists who were killed by federal troops since the President assumed power in 2015.

The group warned that the South-East Governors Forum and the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo are provoking violence by allegedly inviting Buhari to the region.

“It is with a heavy heart and grave sense of responsibility that we, IPOB worldwide, under the supreme command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, announce to the world that those who are completely committed to provoking bloodshed in our land may have finally succeeded.”

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