The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, taking to his Facebook and twitter handles, sternly warned that the policemen that would be deployed to Imo State, to go and kill innocent Biafrans, should also do well to also have their wills duly prepared.
He assured them that their return back alive to their bases, is not guaranteed. This statement followed the order of the retired Police Inspector-General, Mohammad Abubakar Adamu, who irrationally accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and personnel of Eastern Security Network (ESN), as perpetrators of attacks on the prison and police headquarters in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday 2nd April, 2021. In his words, Kanu said: “Only the dead have seen the end of the war”…..George Santayana.
Mohammad Adamu who threatened to deploy police officers to Biafraland to unleash mayhem on the innocent before his removal from office, should yet tell them to clearly write down their wills before embarking on such a journey. Battalions of mobile policemen have been penciled down for deployment to Owerri (Biafraland), but not to the North where Boko Haram terrorists and so-called bandits are potentially holding sway.
Such number of security personnel is not sent to communities in Ebonyi State where more than thirty (30) people were reportedly hacked to death earlier, by the rampaging Fulani killer herdsmen.
Recall that at about 1:00am Easter Monday being 2nd of April 2021, Unknown Gunmen visited Owerri correctional centre and released from detention, about 1,844 inmates and as well attacked Police Command Headquarters, burning down vehicles parked within the premises, amongst others.
This incident evoked mixed feelings and reactions. The immediate past Police Inspector-General of Nigeria, Mohammad Abubakar Adamu, before his removal from office, had traveled to Owerri, Imo State, only to rashly accuse IPOB and ESN of being the masterminds.
No thorough/detailed investigation was carried out before that misleading public statement from a supposed professional police chief. Many had argued rashness with which Adamu blamed IPOB/ESN for the attacks but lacked the same clout to tell the world who gruesomely killed thirty (30) indigenous persons in Egedegede Ishielu, in Ebonyi State. This is how Nigeria rolls to the comfort of the Fulani oligarchy.
Written by Obulose Chidiebere
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International