The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra has reiterated that it has no plan to attack Northerners or non-Biafrans in Igbo land.
According to the secessionist group, the Igbos are accommodating and hospital, adding it was the only race that could do anything to protect a non-indigene during aggression and attacks.
The group, which claimed it had an intelligence that the allegation was emanating from the Nigerian Army, observed that it was aware the Army and other security agencies were plotting to unleash mayhem in the South-East region and point accusing fingers on it (IPOB).
IPOB’s Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement, on Thursday.
The statement read, “Based on the internal memo from the Nigeria military intercepted by IPOB intelligence unit, we the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to reiterate for the umpteenth time and assure all non Biafrans resident in Biafraland and the general public that IPOB has no plans whatsoever to attack Northerners or any other non indigenes living in the Biafran territory.
“As a matter of fact, Biafrans are the only race that will defend or take the side of a visitor or sojourner in our land against his own brother/sister because our culture and the land of Biafra forbids injustice.”
It added, “The IPOB leadership call on all residents in Biafraland both Biafrans and non Biafrans to ignore this deliberate falsehood from a terrorist infested and discredited Nigerian Army Headquarters and unequivocally assure them of their safety and enjoin them to go about their businesses anywhere in Biafraland without fear of molestation.
“The only people that is not and will not be welcomed in Biafraland are Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen who are destroying our farmlands with their unclean cows, molesting and raping our mothers, sisters and wives farming in our bushes and forests and murdering our people doing their legitimate farm work.”
The group also called on international communities to “understand that we are not chasing non indigenes Iiving in our territory.”