The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
has directed people in Anambra state to observe a curfew between 5pm
November 17 to 5pm November 18 to avoid being attacked by thugs during
the gubernatorial election in the state.
The spokesperson for the group, Emma
Powerful, in a statement on Thursday, October 19, alleged that the
federal government was working in hand with some governors of APC and
some other leaders from the zone to attack and kill people in the state
during the poll.
Powerful alleged that intelligence
report had exposed an alleged plot by the government to stage crisis and
violence during the election in the name of IPOB and use the chaos to
unleash harm on unsuspecting people in the state.
He said some thugs had been hired to
pose like members of the group with printed fake Biafra flags and IPOB
uniforms during the election period.
The spokesperson alleged that the hired
persons had been given automatic rifles and guns to carry out attacks on
people to justify the Nigerian government’s claims that IPOB was a
“Biafrans must be at alert because
corrupt politicians in the South-East working in tandem with the
civilian killing Nigerian military will stop at nothing until they carry
out of their devilish plans to implicate IPOB.
“They have mobilised vehicles, printed
fake Biafra flags and IPOB uniforms; they have acquired automatic rifles
and guns for this dangerous crime against our people during the
election period. Biafrans are therefore required to observe a curfew
from 5pm 17 November to 5pm November 18, 2017.
“Anybody found outside within this
period will be killed by these thugs and men of the Nigerian Army. Every
Biafran, especially those in Anambra and neighbouring states must not
venture into Anambra State either on foot or aboard any vehicle.
“The evil plotters promised to give out
the sum of N20,000 each to those who volunteer to kill their fellow
humans in Biafraland particularly those who would be travelling to or
coming out of Anambra State during the election period between 17th and
18th November. As a responsible people oriented mass movement, we are
worried about this cruel plan to massacre innocent people once again in
“We are advising every Biafran to stay
in their homes and not venture outside from sunset on the 17 of November
to sunset on the 18th. The Nigerian Army, Police, Navy and Civil
Defence Corps are coming to Anambra State to kill as they did in Abia
and Rivers during their illegal and murderous Operation Python Dance II.
If you don’t come out, they will not kill you. Stay safe, stay
indoors,” Comrade Powerful explained.”