Head of Membership and Mobilization of IPOB in Australia, Kennedy Ochi, has claimed that all President Muhammadu Buhari plans for the people of South-East are death and starvation.
In a statement in response to the now deleted tweet by President Buhari on Twitter, saying he would deal with the agitators in the South- East ‘in the language they understand’, Ochi said that “only a dictator” can issue such a threat.
According to him, the compliance of the IPOB sit-at-home order in May by Igbo and non-Igbo is an indication that the people of the region and Nigerians from other parts of the country are already miffed with Buhari’s government.
IPOB alleged that the killing of innocent South-East youths by security agents was a ploy and systematic efforts by the Federal Government to wipe out youths of the zone to pave way for the eventual imposition of long-awaited ‘Fulani Caliphate’ on the South-East, stressing that it would continue to resist the plot.
The group further stated that nothing will stop them from achieving a sovereign state of Biafra and leaving Nigeria.
“We unequivocally condemn the reckless statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Twitter threatening punishment against Igbos and reminding us of the role he played during the Nigerian civil war that claimed millions of lives. It is only a dictator that can issue such a statement.
“Our question to Muhammadu Buhari is; what other language are you talking about if not death, disease, and starvation of the South Eastern /Biafra region? Buhari only wishes the Igbo death and starvation.
“We are very happy that this statement was condemned worldwide and several Twitter users reported to Twitter owners the dangers of such a tweet which incites violence in the predominantly ethnically Igbo region. We are also happy that Twitter took down the tweets and also suspended the President’s account for 12-hours.”