A section of Igbo elders

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reiterated its resolve to disrupt the Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s proposed summit slated for May 21 in Awka, Anambra state.

The group, in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, says those who attend the event would be regarded as enemies of the Igbo.

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“Careful observation reveals that the few corrupt people organising the Hausa Fulani sponsored Ohanaeze Ndigbo Summit are those whose parents and grandparents collaborated with the British conquerors, when they came into our land in the late 19th century,” he said in a statement.

“Anybody seen delivering a speech at Awka will be deemed to have collaborated in the death of hundreds of IPOB members as a result of Operation Python Dance and will be a marked man. It’s not a question of if, but, will pay for their treachery. They and their children, including those living abroad, will go down the same way they conspired and killed hundreds of IPOB family members.

“When the time comes, there will be no pity and no mercy for the traitors and their children. Whereas previous generations allowed the collaborators to live, IPOB will make sure they pay for their iniquities against the people. No sensible person will identify with Nnia Nwodo in Awka, unless he or she is a sell-out like he is.

“A so-called leader who collaborated with the oppressor to invade his land, like Afonja did in Illorin, which cost Yoruba people Kwara State till today, is exactly who Nnia Nwodo is.”