The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB) has issued a stern warning to Asari Dokubo and his alleged group, cautioning them to stay away from the South East region or face the consequences. IPoB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, expressed dismay over the silence of Nigeria’s media and Igbo political leaders regarding the formation of the alleged militia group, which is allegedly causing unrest across Igbo land.
In a statement, IPoB highlighted the irony that when they launched the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in December 2020 to protect their communities from terrorists, the Nigerian media and some Igbo politicians opposed their self-defense efforts. However, the ESN has since succeeded in securing their bushes and forests, allowing people to return to farming areas previously threatened by Fulani herdsmen.
IPoB expressed concern over the ongoing insecurity in the region, attributing it to the actions of fifth columnists and their militias. The group alleged that these actors have hidden agendas, including tarnishing the peaceful image of the Biafra agitation in the eyes of the international community and creating an unsafe environment to discourage investment in the region.
IPoB called on prominent Igbo individuals to acknowledge the dangers posed by the alleged militia group and take appropriate actions to address the situation. The statement serves as a cautionary message to those involved and a call for vigilance among the people of Biafra, particularly the Ndigbo.