Chidi Samuel || The proscribed Biafra separatist group, IPOB, has a message for the federal government; “crushing IPOB is not possible in this life”.
The federal and the South East governors last week outlawed the organisation following clashes with soldiers in Abia state and on Wednesday the decision was upheld by an Abuja High Court.
But the group on Thursday called the High court decision “obnoxious”, stating that the Judge who gave the decision, “placed his judicial reputation on the line by openly siding with evil”.
In a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB noted that its rallies are the most peaceful “with no recorded incident or fracas or lawlessness.”
Part of the statement read, “We must continue to ask what evidence led Justice Kafarati to bow to blackmail and pressure from DSS and Aso Rock to grant this order when the very brave Justice Binta Nyako ruled in the same high court sitting in Abuja that IPOB is not an illegal organisation.”
“We are not terrorists and can never be because our struggle for Biafra self-determination is our undeniable right under United Nations and African Charter which Nigeria is a signatory to.
“With this development (the court order), the world can now clearly see there is something fundamentally wrong with the Nigerian psyche and its propensity to reward evil and punish good. Nigeria will go down in history as the only country on earth to proscribe a peaceful organisation whilst blood thirsty violent marauders are given financial inducements to stop killing their innocent victims.
“Years of enduring blackmail, threats, and humiliation of judges by this Buhari’s regime is beginning to pay off. We dread to think of what might have become of the few brave judges like Justice Binta Nyako who stood their ground to deliver sensible judgment even under the threat of imprisonment and demotion.
“Nigerians should wonder how the civilised worldview them and their government officials today, including the judiciary, which have proven themselves to be the most corrupt and morally bankrupt nation on earth.”
“They have seen the handwriting on the wall,” it added.
“Despite billions of dollars of crude oil money from Biafraland, total control of the instruments of coercion, media and propaganda machinery at their disposal, IPOB remains stronger than ever before. Nigerian government are the ones looking for an escape route out of the mess they plunged themselves into.
“A government that failed woefully in over two years to prove its case against IPOB in their own courts, what makes them feel they can defeat IPOB in the court of global public opinion. Biafrans must remain strong because our freedom is inevitable.”