Presently, there is tension in Orlu and Orsu Local government areas of Imo state as the Nigerian army deploys soldiers, armored vehicles, and helicopter gunships in the communities searching the camps of the Eastern Security Network, a security outfit formed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to protect the Eastern region bushes and forest from the Fulani bandit herdsmen and criminals.
In a statement issued on Thursday by the IPOB Head of Department of State, Mazi Chika Edoziem berates the Nigerian military for the open confrontation in Orlu in their bid to harras, intimidate and compel Biafrans into submission to take away their ancestral lands to Fulani bandits.
Before now, the group vows never to cede an inch of their ancestral lands to foreigners.
The statement read in part;
They Have finally Brought the War Upon the Biafran People.
The Nigerian government through its military has finally declared open confrontation with the Biafran people in their bid to harass, intimidate and cow us into submission to relinquish our ancestral lands to foreign Fulani terrorists. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide must gird their loins and be prepared for the long-drawn-out battle ahead. The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra makes bold to state unequivocally that there shall be no inch of Biafran land (Biafran territory) to be ceded to the Fulani Marauders from the Sahel. The Nigerian army has thrown the gauntlet and we the Indigenous People of Biafra shall accept their challenge because there will neither be retreat nor surrender on this our journey to liberty and freedom.
Now that the Nigerian government has activated its final solution to the Biafran question with Helicopter gunships in Orlu, they have crossed the line of no return and for us the Indigenous People of Biafra there is only one option that is open for us. We MUST defend every inch of our ancestral land and we MUST defend our inalienable right to live in the land of our ancestors as free people to develop our CHUKWUOKIKEABIAMA given talents for the benefit and elevation of our people just like our ancestors did thousands of years before us.
Every IPOB family member should be very conscious of the time we have entered and exhibit the highest level of discipline and be ready to follow every directive as will be issued by Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide.