The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) may have been compelled to take up arms in self defence in its struggle for a Biafra state should what they described as the continued killing of its unarmed and defenceless members continues.
The declaration is coming on the heels of the alleged killing of about 11 IPOB members in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, who were said to be celebrating the inauguration of President Donald Trump of the United States of America last Friday.
This was made known two days ago by Prince Kanu, the younger brother of IPOB Director Nnamdi Kanu. Prince said Biafra is an ideology which cannot be crushed, not even by killing its unarmed, defenceless members.
“Undeniably, the primary aim of these killings by the Nigerian government is to weaken Biafra and all involved in this struggle for the restoration of Biafra but that is Nigeria’s biggest mistake. For we are highly formidable, unbreakable and indivisible and we get stronger by the day. The entire Biafraland remains spiritually and mentally stable to fight this battle come rain come shine, no matter the tribulation.
“Now, information getting to the IPOB structure looks as if this will metamorphose to arms struggles, for we can’t continue to fold our arms and watch our family members being slain unjustly,” he said.
The IPOB member called on the international community to be aware of the new trend of killing of defenceless IPOB members by the Nigerian security agencies especially the army whom he will not go unpunished, it is a matter of time, according to him.
“We will get ready for self defence” he added.