Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia
The Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) has hailed former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode and Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose for their solidarity with them.
This was contained in a statement issued by the spokesman of the group, Mr. Emma Powerful which was obtained by our correpondent in Umuahia, the Abia state capital.
Commending them for “their revolutionary and resilient voices for the voiceless and the IPOB, ” they berated some Igbo elite for their lukewarm disposition to group.
According the statement, the group which has been tagged terrorist organisation by the Federal Government took a swipe at the South East Governors’ Forum for proscribing it.
It said, “It is very commendable that Fani-Kayode and Fayose who are of Yoruba extraction have been fearlessly and vigorously condemning the proscription and categorisation of IPOB.”
It further stated that the group condemned very strongly the recent invasion and killing of their members at the residence of the leader at Afaraukwu Umuahia on September 14.
” We are also calling on the United Nation ( UN), European Union (EU), African Union ( AU), ECOWAS, Amnesty International and Human Rights to intervene in this matter,” it stated.