The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from the South East.
The president will be in Ebonyi, today, on a tour of three South East states. The group specifically gave the warning ahead of the president’s scheduled visit to Ebonyi, today, and Anambra State, tomorrow.
IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, said in a statement that “we (IPOB members) will die with him should he set his foot on the sacred land of Biafra.
“November 14, 2017 will be recorded in history as a bloody day, should Buhari attempt to land on Biafran soil. He is coming to mock us and to urinate on the graves of our 91 brethren his Operation Python Dance II killed in Abia State. He is coming to show us that power belongs to the North and to tell us we are forever slaves.”
Meanwhile, soldiers attached to the 144 Battalion, Asa, Abia State, have arrested three IPOB members in Aba.
The suspects, Okeke, 55, Nwaoha, 35 and Nwaogazi, 50, were reportedly arrested by soldiers on patrol in Aba on Sunday around Alaoji/Fly Over axis of the city.
It was gathered that the IPOB members were allegedly caught distributing flyers and posters with the caption, “No election in Anambra State.”
A source at the battalion said the suspects, with their flyers were handed over to the Department of State Security for investigation and possible prosecution.
The source, who declined to be named, said “the 14 Brigade would continue to work in synergy with the Police and other sister agencies to flush out criminality and anti social activities within the state.”