Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has dared Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to list the 69 projects his principal has executed in the South East region.
Femi Adesina, spokesman to Mr Buhari, had last week, in an article, claimed that his principal executed 69 projects in the Igbo predominantly area. He was quoting the comments of Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, whom he credited as the source.
Mr Adesina who was attempting to portray that his principal loves people from the region and does not hate them as widely believed has now been challenged to list where the projects are sited.
In a Saturday statement authored by Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB, the seccessionist leader described the accounts of Adesina as complete falsehood aimed at deceiving the gullible but certainly “not those familiar with history.”
The IPOB leader also kicked against continued killings nationwide and queried why the government is finding it difficult to proscribe killer herdsmen with the speed it used while proscribing it.
“The truth rather, is that people of Biafra have continued to be victims of state persecution and calculated elimination,” the statement partly read.
“Biafrans have been slaughtered at the slightest provocation on several occasions since the unholy amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914.
“Nigeria Government and her partners in crime are sponsoring the killings and heartless massacre of Biafrans since 1945 till date.
“It is still fresh in our memory how this present Federal Government led by Buhari and his cabals killed innocent, peaceful and unarmed members of IPOB in Aba, Onitsha, Nkpor, Umuahia, Asaba, Igweocha, Enugu, Owerri and other cities. The killings have continued unabated.
“Fulani terrorists, Boko Haram and terrorist groups have continued to slaughter with reckless abandon, Christians in Nigeria particularly Southern Kaduna Indigenes and Biafrans in their farms and villages, yet the Federal Government has done nothing drastic to stop the genocide.
“Ordinary designating the killer herdsmen terrorists has become a difficult task for the Federal Government which ironically tagged unarmed IPOB a terror group with the speed of light.
“How does a government which pampers globally acknowledged terror groups but suppresses and kills peaceful agitators want to prove its innocence of bloodshed?
“On their unsubstantiated claims of being the best thing that has happened to Ndi Igbo, IPOB is challenging Femi Adesina, Arthur Eze and their likes in this Government to show Nigerians, Biafrans and World at large what they did and where this government and cabals sited any tangible federal project in Biafraland.
“It is very appalling that the Federal Government would not show where their imaginary projects are located in the South East since 5 years this government took over office on 29th of May 2015.
“We wonder why Nigeria government will claim to have executed 69 different projects, and spent N680 billion in South East alone without showing or mentioning where those projects are sited.
“We are leaving Nigeria in the shortest possible time. Time for this fake, concocted and deceptive news has gone and there is nothing anybody can do to change our resolve to restore Biafra freedom and independence from Nigeria,” it added.