The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi exhibited “the highest level of rascality” by allegedly instructing his “henchmen, mostly miscreants” to attack traders at Abakaliki Central Market, who welcomed its leader, Nnamdi Kanu during his recent visit.
IPOB said Ebonyi State was not the first state to grant its leader “a rapturous welcome” and neither will it be the last.
The group, therefore, warned that such infantile and envious clampdown on traders and its officers in the state will hasten Umahi’s return into political oblivion.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB claimed that “the Governor exhibited the highest level of rascality by instructing his henchmen, mostly miscreants to attack the innocent traders who turned out enmass to welcome their leader in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
“The Governor should know that at this moment, IPOB is without doubt the largest and most potent freedom fighting outfit anywhere in the whole world.
“We are firmly entrenched in Ebonyi State and we want to warn him that picking a fight with IPOB will bring about his downfall; we can pull him down with our supporters by just word of mouth, no violence, he should be warned.
“We also want to tell him that should he wish to continue serving his Northern political masters, he should relocate to Sokoto because Ebonyi State is one of the strongest states in Biafran land, where the citizens are seriously determined to restore Biafra and Governor David Umahi cannot quench the desire of Ebonyi people in this regard, rather Ebonyi people are ready to dump him because of attacks against IPOB and its leadership.”