May 26, 2024

IPOB cautions British High Commissioner to stay away from South East


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing to be more conscious of her environment.

It warned it has uncovered an alleged plot to assassinate her in the Southeastern part of Nigeria.

Members of the proscribed group also called on Ms Laing to shelve regular visits to different parts of the country, especially in the Southeast geo-political zone.

Director of Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, in a statement to newsmen on Thursday said, “the reason for this sincere security advice is to save the of the British High Commissioner.

Powerful said, “Despite her hatred for Biafra and Igbos in particular we have optimal respect and value for sanctity of life, especially visitors to our land.

“We as well call on British High Commissioner to shelve her regular visits to different parts of the Nigeria countryside especially the Biafraland otherwise referred to as South East.

“In view of the recently intercepted Intel by our M-Branch, the IPOB Intelligence Unit, there’s an orchestrated conspiracy to perform a sacrifice big and powerful enough to strengthen the potency of the British hatred against the Igbos and Biafra. Such high-profile plan is zeroed towards using a highly placed person capable of making a headline news globally as a scapegoat.

“The leadership of IPOB do hereby advise that Ms Catriona Liang must as a matter of life and death suspend all her planned activities involving travels within Biafran Territories.”

The body noted that, “Those that are threatened by Biafra restoration project has perfected evil plans to assassinate Ms Catriona Liang, the British Envoy on Biafra soil as a quick and cogent reason for Britain to disengage their weapons supplies to Ukraine and concentrate same towards Nigeria to be used against Biafrans.

“Their aim is to quash the agitation for Self Determination and to kill as many Indigenous Biafrans as possible and other residents in Biafra land.

“We want to make it unequivocally clear to the International Community that IPOB is a non-violent Self Determination movement and we understand the usefulness of diplomacy and we respect diplomatic relations,” he said.

In spite of the Nigerian government’s unprovoked attacks, arrest, torture, illegal detentions, rape, killings and forceful disappearance of our family members, especially the youth, IPOB has not changed our peaceful non-violent agitation into armed struggle.

It added, “IPOB does not wish the British envoy death or dead. However, if she ignores this advice and walks into the trap already set by the enemies of the Biafra struggle, that will be considered suicidal.

“We also want to let those masterminding the assassination plot of a British envoy to understand that nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, will slow down let alone halt the Biafra restoration project.

“We, therefore, advise the British envoy never to lose your guard even while we’ve successfully burst their plan.

“It is worthy to note that we had never attacked British persons, citizens, institutions, investments and properties of any kind, and we do not have such intention now or in the future, notwithstanding being at the receiving end of the British unpleasant attitudes, Igbophobic, Biafraphobic and stringent policies.”

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