The Indigenous People of Biafra has warned those who claim to be fighting for Biafra actualisation and praying for the peaceful return of its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to eschew all kidnappings for ransom and other forms of criminalities in the South-East geopolitical zone.
While noting that kidnapping for ransom and other heinous crimes were not part of the tradition practised by the zone’s ancestors, the group warned it was a sacrilege to be part of such an ugly trend in the land.
The group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement on Sunday.
It said it initiated the Monday sit-at-home order in the zone, but had since suspended it, saying its continuation was against the people and should be condemned at its entirety.
The statement read, “We, the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to condemn numerous Kidnappings and killings going on at the Nnewi LGA and other parts of Biafraland by criminals as Igbo tradition goes against Ndigbo waste innocent Igbo lives.
“It is a sacrilege to be part of such heinous crime against our own people. If our ancestors acted in such way to themselves we wouldn’t have been able to see today.
“We are cautioning those claiming to kidnap because of non-compliance of non-existent Monday sit-at-home order to stop. If you are fighting for Biafra freedom and wish that Nnamdi Kanu should be released from the DSS dungeon, you must stop all forms of criminalities in Biafra land. However, if you enjoy spilling the blood of a fellow innocent Biafran, bear in mind that you will be rewarded in the same coin.