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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it is going spiritual against President Muhammadu Buhari and operatives of the State Security.
In a fresh statement, the IPOB called on all its members to all over the world to pray to God for a peaceful power transition in the United States of America.
US president Barrack Obama will be handing over power to the president-elect Donald Trump on Friday, January 20.
The group said the protest is themed and IPOB-Tump solidarity rally.
“We are going to ask Sovereign Lord God Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama, for Trump’s successful take over on that day and for the release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others detained illegally in the orders of Major General Muhammadu Buhari in all the DSS secret cells and prisons across Nigeria,” IPOB said.
The group said the rally will take place in Port Harcourt, Rivers state – a venue IPOB has named Igweocha.
The statement signed by Powerful Emma said the rally will focus on given IPOB members and Biafrans the opportunity to understand South-East resolution towards the actualization of Biafra.
“We Biafrans abhor slavery and subjugation of human beings in whatever form or guise.
Therefore the deadly march of Islamization through Biafraland, using the cover of Fulani herdsmen, who are in essence Buhari’s personal terror group, with presidential immunity from prosecution and license to kill unarmed Christian populations at will, MUST be stopped by every means necessary,” the group said.
The group also said the rally – a peaceful one – will feature pictures of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu all those illegally arrested and detained by security operatives.
These pictures will be showcased side by side with that of United States President-elect Donald Trump, the IPOB said.
“As usual we shall maintain strict discipline of nonviolence and non-engagement with enemy combatants the Nigerian Army and Police. However we must reiterate that should President Buhari order his soldiers to fire at IPOB peaceful protesters, heaven will fall.
The non-violent position of our great movement will be revoked with immediate effect. Our only interest is to exercise our right to peaceful protest and lawful assembly as recognized in law,” Emma said.
Emma also urged security operatives in Port Harcourt to act professionally.
He called on Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike to also protect lives of those that will be in Port Harcourt during the rally.
He said President Buhari and Governor Wike should be held responsible for the loss of live of any of its members.
“He should not allow himself to be used by Northern elements within the security apparatus in Igweocha to kill our people. We have not forgiven him for his past actions, so he must be careful not to allow a breakdown of law and order on the 20th as a result of any provocative behaviour by the Hausa Fulani Islamic Nigerian Army.
“Peaceful rallies and marches are recognized in law all over the world so we can’t stop exercising this right now because of intimidation and brutality.
“Every IPOB local media team are advised to be at Igweocha to provide live video and audio feed for live simulcasting on Biafra Television, Radio Biafra and Facebook. We want to capture every moment of the rally because the whole world will be watching.
“In anticipation of mobile network disruptions as they did during the last two court appearance in Abuja, head of media will provide free satellite wi-fi feed for all those intent of broadcasting live. We must be prepared with all our gadgets and recording equipment.
“IPOB appreciates the wise counsel and support of our friends from all over the world. Freedom is not negotiable because right to self determination is inalienable.