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We are ready to fight, Biafrans say

12 February 2016, 06:41

Aba - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of planning to provoke the group into retaliation following the killing of it members between October 15 and February 8.

In a statement, the Biafrans threatened they would now be in the mode of self defence "as enshrined by relevant acts and declarations of the United Nations".

The IPOB said it was wrong for Buhari's government to provoke them and then turn around to tag the group as a terrorist organization.

Also read:Nigeria will know no peace if anything happens to Kanu - IPOB

The group claimed that between October 2015 and February 8, 2016, over 50 Biafrans were killed while thousands were seriously injured or maimed.

"We have written several letters and notifications to geads of governments of all countries and members of their legislative arms on the plights of the Indigenous People of Biafra as we face extermination by the gun-toting and trigger-happy armed agents of Nigeria under the order of Muhammadu Buhari," read part of the  statement.

On February 9,  a combined team of Nigerian police and rmy invaded a private gathering of Biafrans at Aba in Abia State, where 10 people were killed, while others sustained gunshot  injuries.


- News24

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