A controversial statement by Ango Abdullahi, Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum has gotten a reply from the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Nnamdi Kanu, while reacting to Abdullahi’s accusation that the South East perpetrated the most violence against Northerners in other parts of the country during #EndSARS, wondered where he got his information.
Kanu also wondered who was more terror inclined between the South East and the North.
Kanu, who spoke through the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful said Boko Haram, ISWAP, killer Fulani herdsmen, Ansaru, ISIS, and bandits are terror groups domiciled in the North.
A statement by Powerful reads partly:
“The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the unguarded and highly provocative utterance made by one Alhaji Ango Abdullahi and his tribalistic Northern Elders Forum, NEF, that the Igbo are the worst perpetrators of violence against Northerners in every part of Nigerian.
“But for our concern for the average Igbo and indeed Biafrans who have been betrayed by their so-called political leaders and socio-cultural group leaders like Ohanaeze, we wouldn’t have bothered to dignify the gibberish with a response.
“May we, therefore, ask Alhaji Ango Abdullahi and his co-travelers: Between the Igbo and Fulani jihadists, who are terror inclined? Who among the two tribes have violence, terrorism and killing without provocation in their DNA?
“Which of the two tribes habour and have sympathy for the six most dangerous terrorist groups in the world – Boko Haram, Fulani killer herdsmen, Ansaru, ISWAP, ISIS, bandits ? Are the Igbo the perpetrators of the daily carnage and pogrom committed by these vampires in the North?
“Were the Igbo behind the burning of car shops in Abuja and the looting of Igbo businesses in Lagos during the #EndSARS protests? “