The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has given the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma an ultimatum to release their members arrested in the state or face a fierce reaction.
IPOB gave Uzodinma until the end of November to release its members arrested by security operatives in Imo State.
Its spokesperson, Emma Powerful vowed to massively mobilise the people of the South-East against the governor if he fails to release the arrested members within the three weeks ultimatum, noting that the governor cannot prevent them from their agitation for freedom for the region.
He said; “We the global movement and family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader and prophet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to once again put the word on notice over the incessant abduction of IPOB members in Imo State by the compromised Nigerian security agents supported by the Supreme Court Administrator in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma.
“We want to make it clear to him and those of his co-travellers that IPOB never stops in Imo State because Imo State is one of the states in Biafra territory. Hope Uzodinma and his co-travellers and traitors are uninformed and cannot stop our agitation for freedom in Imo State.”
The separatist group also urged Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo sociocultural group, South-East leaders and pressure groups from the region to prevail on Uzodinma to release its detained members.
It said, “We call on Ohaneze Ndigbo, Igbo religious leaders, civil society groups and women organisations to caution Hope Uzodinma and his co-travellers to discontinue this evil agenda. We have had enough of their wickedness against innocent Biafrans.
“We don’t want anybody to blame IPOB should we decide to react. Hope Uzodinma and the compromised security agents have done enough to innocent members of IPOB and ordinary citizens in Imo State.
“The continued arrest and abduction of innocent people in Imo State can no longer be tolerated. It’s very disturbing that these agents of darkness now move from house to house searching for anybody who is a supporter of Biafra agitation.
“Friends, family members and associates of Hope Uzodinma must tell him to release those innocent Biafrans arrested unjustly in Imo State. We give him till the end of November 2021 to do so otherwise, he will be testing the will of the masses and our irrevocable resolve to restore Biafra.
“There is no justification for arresting peaceful agitators of Biafra whereas bandits and mass murderers are allowed to roam the streets freely. This hatred against the innocent must stop, arresting and killing innocent Biafrans tagging them ESN (Eastern Security Network) operatives.”