The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that the police was making threats against guests who plan to attend the burial of the parents of its leader, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu will on Friday, 14th February bury his parents, Eze Israel Kanu and Lolo Sally Mmeme Kanu, both of whom died sometime last year.
Though there has been no news of Kanu attending the burial, IPOB has raised the alarm over threats by the police through the state police commissioner, CP Okon, against people who plan to attend the burial.
A release by Emma Powerful, the media and publicity secretary of the group which was made available to DAILY POST in Awka stated that, “It is now crystal clear to the public that CP Okon supposedly in charge of Abia Police Command in Umuahia, Abia state wants to use the name of our most revered leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and indomitable IPOB worldwide to be noticed.
“Such despicable and downright condemnable utterance can only obtain in Biafraland where socio-cultural and political leadership are in the hands of unrepentant traitors.
“Will a commissioner of police make such a ridiculous statement in the Sharia north. Not even during the burial ceremony of countless murderous Fulani terrorists in the north did any police commissioner find it worthy to warn mourners not to attend a funeral service.
“In the sad history of Nigeria, never has there been an edict or warning issued against those mourning the passing of loved ones only now in Abia State.”
IPOB further warned that should a shot be fired in Afaraukwu community within the period of burial, it would make the masterminds regret their actions, while adding that it would not be vowed into failing to attend the burial of their leader’s parents.
“As our leader expressly pronounced during his radio address on Saturday 8 February 2020, should any shot be fired in and around Afaraukwu on Friday 14 February 2020, the family and children of CP Okon will be hunted down and killed.
“If Buratai is involved his children will also pay the price anywhere they are in the world. We say enough is enough!
“We shall as always peacefully attend the burial of His Royal Majesty and his wife and should Nigerian army and police attempt to breach the peace, the world will bear us witness.
“However it is important we inform the Fulani masters of this Okon and those parading themselves as military officers in Afaraukwu Umuahia to beware because they cannot stop IPOB from coming to the burial of our leader’s parents on 14th of February, next week Friday. ”