IPOB fires back at Buhari, says your threats make us stronger

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to the threat issued by President Muhammadu Buhari to treat them in the “language that they understand” by sending military after them.

IPOB’s National Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said President Buhari’s threat cannot stop the separatist group from actualizing Biafra.

Powerful stated this in a chat on Thursday, adding that the president’s threat would make IPOB and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) stronger.

Recall that Buhari while speaking on Arise Television on Thursday said security agents would go after IPOB.

“That IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they will have no access to anywhere.

“And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties, I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about.

“In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organise the police and the military to pursue them.”

Reacting to Buhari’s threat, Powerful said “They have been doing that before now, let me tell you threatening cannot change IPOB, he can stay in the Aso Rock threatening Nigerians but not IPOB and ESN.

“We like threats from anybody, it makes us stronger. Fulani terrorists and their leader’s threat can’t remove or change our resolve to restore Biafra freedom from Nigeria.”