By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has raised alarm over alleged plans by the Federal Government to secretly eliminate its lawyers, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor; and Barrister Aloy Ejimakor over their committed efforts in the defense of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The group said that its intelligence report as handed down to security agencies indicated plans to extend the elimination to some IPOB coordinators, which include, Benjamin Madubugwu, Bright Chimezie Ishinwa, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, David Nwawuisi as well as several state coordinators.
IPOB media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful in a statement said, “The Nigerian government intends to carry out this targeted elimination through the security personnel deployed in South East under the guise of Operation Golden Dawn to do the dirty job.
“The compromised security agents have decided to eliminate Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers once they step into any part of South East.
“Nigeria Government is not happy with the expertise and professional prowess of these veteran lawyers and other members of the legal team to deflate the fabricated charges against our leader, hence their plot to eliminate them.
“We want to place it on record that these lawyers have commited but simply carrying out their profession as lawyers. The world should hold Nigeria Government responsible should anything happen to our lawyers and any of those listed above.
“This will not be the first time such evil plot would be hatched against them as Ejiofor has severally escaped assassination attempt on his life by this same Nigerian security ooeratives eveidence of which are in the public domain. His attackers have twice set his home on fire after killing so many people in his house.
“The world must take note and pay attention to the attrocities being committed in Biafraland by the Nigerian government.”
While warning that anybody planing to kill its people will be battling with the spirit of the ancestors and the spirit that own Biafraland, IPOB insisted that it can not run run away from the South East because it remains the ancestral home of Biafra.
It called on persons that were detained with Kanu in 2017 at Abuja prison to apply caution, stay at alert and be conscious of their environment and movement at the moment, saying that Nigeria government is planning to eliminate them and other innocent Biafran youths for just no cause.
“IPOB is bringing the evil plot of the Nigerian government to the attention of the international community”, the statement added.