Following the presumed failure of the Anambra State election boycott by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the failure of UPP, the victory of Governor Willie Obiano, who had been lampooned to no end by IPOB, not a few persons are of the opinion that the separatist group has been finally shut down.
A few others also believe that the group is intentionally maintaining a low profile while others are convinced that it has severely been degraded, following the last onslaught of Nigeria’s security forces on the group.
But the IPOB, in its usual manner, has dismissed the insinuations as unfounded and largely fallacious. In a chat with our correspondent, the IPOB spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful said, “It baffles me that our people do not understand the IPOB strategies and the fact that it disturbs the Nigerian Government and her Fulani cabals.
Well I can tell you right away that the insinuations are not true my brother and people may think so because they do not know what we are doing and the stage the struggle is now.
“The struggle has been taken to a whole new level, it is no longer about coming out on the streets and making noise, the level now is all about contact and building international support and capacity.
You must also understand one thing that when Nigerian government labelled IPOB a terrorist organisation, America, UK, France and EU responded immediately to the contrary. You should ask yourself why?”
Powerful further said: “We are coming back in a big way, even you will be stunned by what is coming. You are a journalist, you know what is real and what is unreal real.
“The stage of carrying Biafran flag is over until we have date for Biafra referendum.
We are not stopping the quest for the restoration of Biafra and like we said in the past, no man born of a woman can stop our march to Biafra independence. So much is already happening but they cannot see because we are not using arms.
If we were involved in an armed struggle, I would tell you right away that tomorrow or next week that we are going to conquer somewhere but it is not so because our agitation is non-violent.”
The IPOB spokesman however said that those who think that the Biafran struggle or IPOB is no more are making the mistake of their life, adding that soon they will be shaken back to reality. He boasted that the referendum date for Biafra independence is underway and cannot be aborted or stopped by any force of arm.
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