The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said Igbo politicians should be blamed for the Presidency’s insults on the Southeast.
IPOB said the Presidency would have taken the Southeast seriously if Igbo politicians had not sabotaged its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, made the remark while denying the group’s involvement in the alleged killing of eight Nigeriens and security agents in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The pro-Biafra movement also lampooned the Presidency over its comments on the incident, which it said amounts to intimidation of Ndigbo.
IPOB said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency should first hold Northern leaders responsible for bandits’ attacks in the country.
Powerful wondered why the Presidency would be quick to react anytime Northerners are victims of insecurity in the country.
He challenged the Presidency to show how many times it ordered Northern leaders to fish out the perpetrators of the several senseless killings in the North, whose victims are mainly Southerners, Christians, and non-Muslims.
IPOB stressed that the Federal Government and the Imo State Government should be held responsible for the ongoing genocide in the state, which it blamed on criminals recruited by the enemies of Biafra to demonise IPOB and the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
“How many times has the Presidency ordered Northern leaders to produce the bandits’ killings security agents mostly from the South but serving in the North?
“Treacherous Igbo politicians are to blame for all the insults the Presidency is giving to Ndigbo. If they had supported IPOB instead of sabotaging our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, by now the Presidency will be talking to them with respect,” he said.