The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the statement of the Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, Ango Abdullahi, against the South East.
Abdullahi had accused the people of the region of perpetrating violence against Northerners in other parts of the country.
The Chairman of NEF made this claim during a tour of Northern communities across other parts of Nigeria to assess the losses suffered during the End SARS protests.
Kanu while reacting to the statement of Abdullahi wondered which region was violence inclined between the South East and the North.
The IPOB leader in a statement released through his spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, noted that Boko Haram, ISWAP, killer Fulani herdsmen, Ansaru, ISIS, and bandits are groups domiciled in the North.
The statement reads partly, “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the unguarded and highly provocative utterance made by one Alhaji Ango Abdullahi and his tribalistic Northern Elders Forum, NEF, that the Igbo are the worst perpetrators of violence against Northerners in every part of Nigerian.”
“But for our concern for the average Igbo and indeed Biafrans who have been betrayed by their so-called political leaders and socio-cultural group leaders like Ohanaeze, we wouldn’t have bothered to dignify the gibberish with a response.”
“May we, therefore, ask Alhaji Ango Abdullahi and his co-travellers: Between the Igbo and Fulani jihadists, who are terror inclined? Who among the two tribes have violence, terrorism and killing without provocation in their DNA?”
“Which of the two tribes harbour and have sympathy for the six most dangerous terrorist groups in the world – Boko Haram, Fulani killer herdsmen, Ansaru, ISWAP, ISIS, bandits? Are the Igbo the perpetrators of the daily carnage and pogrom committed by these vampires in the North?”
“Were the Igbo behind the burning of car shops in Abuja and the looting of Igbo businesses in Lagos during the #EndSARS protests?”
Recall that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, last week promised that his administration will protect all ethnic group resident in the South-south state.
Wike made the pledge when he received leaders of Northern Elders Forum (NEF) led by its Chairman, Professor Ango Abdullahi at Government House Port Harcourt.