By Hannah Nathan,Warri
While claiming to be hunting terrorists, the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, have accused the military of targeting Igbo people.
Emma Powerful, a spokesman for IPOB, made the statement while charging the Nigerian military with setting houses on fire in Uli, Anambra State and posing as law enforcement officers.
He recalled how, on Sunday, January 28, 2024, the Nigerian military broke into the quiet village of Uli in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, setting numerous Igbo indigenous people’s homes and other properties on fire.
“The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by the great prophet and liberator Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu condemns the terrorist attacks by the Nigeria military on the peaceful community of Uli in Ihiala, Anambra State.
“The Nigerian military has burnt down many houses in Uli in Anambra State in the disguise of looking for criminals, and media did not report it.
“The public should recall that last week, we raised alarm over the burning and destruction of Ndigbo’s homes and properties at Umulolo in Okigwe LGA in Imo State by the Nigerian military.
“Do the Nigerian military burn down the houses of innocent people in other parts of Nigeria? Do they destroy properties in Northern Nigeria when going after the terrorists and bandits ravaging the North?
“The southeastern region of Nigeria has suffered numerous terrorist attacks resulting in mass murders, destruction of properties, and forceful disappearances of many youths from Nigeria Security Forces and their foot soldiers, the Fulani terrorist herdsmen. These attacks have worsened with the APC governments under Mohammed Buhari and now under Bola Tinubu,” the statement read.