The attention of the Customary Government of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra has been drawn to the incidents of near anarchy happening in some parts of Biafra land, sequel to the military exercise, codenamed Operation Python Dance II being carried out by men of Nigerian Army. The Customary Government has ab initio put in place series of legal processes that will remove all forms of violence or resort to criminality in our quest for the restoration of peaceful Biafra. Our worry is the refusal by Nigeria state to give that peaceful, legal approach enough attention and publicity. Our further worry is the refusal by other sections of Nigerian society to give this legal and peaceful approach recognition. It appears to us that Nigerian society is more friendly with violence, anarchy and bloodshed.CG-IPOB has come to certain conclusion that Federal Government of Nigeria is deliberately promoting Nnamdi Kanu as the Leader of the indigenous people of Biafra in order to destroy the Biafra struggle. Nigeria Government knows about the ongoing legal battle between IPOB being represented by Bilie Human Rights Initiative and FGN at Federal High Court ,Owerri.They know that Dr Dozie Ikedife and others are the men behind IPOB but instead would continue to give Nnamdi Kanu group media attention.This is why the masses have not gotten the real story behind Biafra self determination efforts.
The Customary Government of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra is highly disturbed that some Nigerian and Biafran leadership will deliberately allowed the present situation to escalate to an explosives crescendo. The position of the Customary Government since its present inception is moderation. Nigerian society has gone through this type of experience before during the 60’s. It appears we have not learnt anything from that. It is absolutely unacceptable for anybody to be romancing with fire. Violence and anarchy are not and can never be friends to anybody.
The Customary Government therefore once again call on the Nigerian Government to call off the Operation Python Dance II and withdraw this influx of Army from Biafra land. This is to help reduce tension and diffuse this explosive situation that may likely burst if not checked. Already the situation is very threatening with the quit notice served on Igbo by northern youths with tacit support from their elders.
The Customary Government is equally calling on international community, the UN, US, EU, AU etc to immediately put machinery in motion to address once and for all the lingering Nigeria/Biafra issue. It will be quite painful for the world decent community to allow second Nigeria- Biafra war.
Let us not allow the same stick prick our eyes the second time.
Thank you and God bless.
Engr. Aniebue Anthony.