IPOB PRESS RELEASE
Written By Emma Powerful
5th May 05 2020
We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to draw the attention of Biafrans and the world at large over the ploy by some Northern elements to export coronavirus from its Kano epicentre to other parts of Nigeria particularly Biafra land. Those behind this evil plot are currently pursuing its actualisation under the guise of repatriation of Almajiris to their home states
It is a known fact that Biafra has no Almajiri as that is not our culture. Why then are those behind the sending of Almajiri boys to Enugu doing so if not to infest Biafrans with Covid-19? No Almajiri is of Biafra origin. Why then are they being sent to Enugu? IPOB won't accept despatching of Almajiri boy to Enugu or any part of Biafra land.
Arewa North dominated by Fulani have been secretly sending Coronavirus patients in the name of sending out their Almajiri group to Enugu state since the lockdown started. Some of those Almajiri sent to Enugu State but intercepted by security agents were tested and found positive of COVID-19 pandemic. Dispatching Almajiri to our land under any guise will not be accepted. We shall stoutly resist this move.
It is no longer hidden that coronavirus pandemic (COVID19) is currently ravaging Kano and other parts of the North. Instead of locking down to stem the spread as was done by all states in Biafra land, Northern leaders opened their borders and allowed free movement of their people many of who are now infested with the pandemic. Now they intend to infest the rest of us with the virus under the guise of repatriation of Almajiris. We won't allow this evil plot as no Almajiri is from Biafra Land.
We, therefore, urge everybody in Biafra land including politicians, businessmen and women as well as students, churches and all the stakeholders in our land to stand up and stop these evil people with their Almajiri group transferred in Biafra. Our land cannot be a depot for Almajiri. Let them stay in North where they were incubated. Everybody knows that Almajiris are wanderers causing uprising, mayhem and crises in the whole of North. Most of the attacks against Christians and Biafrans living in the North as well as Christian communities in the North have their signature tunes.
We also want all Biafrans to be on the red alert because the North has devised another means of spreading this deadly disease in our land via Almajiris. They used Fulani terrorists as herdsmen, Nigeria military, police and Boko Haram attack before and failed because Biafraland is a blessed land and protected by Most High God Chukwu Okike Abiama in Heaven who is protecting and overseeing the affairs of our lives towards this deadly pandemic disease.
The North knows that South East and South-South don't have Almajiri or wayward people since our lives. Therefore, they must immediately recall them before it gets too late because IPOB will not accept that nonsense transfer of human beings affected with diseases to our territory. We are not unaware about the new plans which was perfected in the north to kill Biafrans, before sending these Almajiri to Enugu we were reliably informed that Fulani would start another approach to reduce Biafra populations therefore, we'll never accept that rubbish brought here called Almajiri.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan did all he could to stop and eradicate Almajiri system spread in the north during his administration. He even built schools and gave them good incentives but those who created and benefited from Almajiri institution refused and destroyed all the Almajiri schools built by Jonathan and they even accused him of destroying Northern Nigeria.
Nigeria government led by Jubril Al-Sudani and his cabals in Aso Rock directed those who shared all palliatives including rice, tomatoes, beans, indomie and milk as well as money donated by Biafra sons and daughters to only people of the North without giving a single individual or group in the land of Biafra. Instead, they deemed it so imperative to bring in COVID-19 patients and Almajiri who were affected with diseases around them to our land. Our land is free from coronavirus by the power of Almighty God Chukwu Okike Abiama (God Almighty).
We accuse governors, PANDEF, Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by John Nnia Nwodo of giving Fulani chances for using our land as dumping ground and it won't go through with them. Arewa political elite and elders created and groomed Almajiri for their selfish gain. Therefore, they must live with their creation because we are going to make life unbearable for them.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.
Chibuike John Nebeokike