We don’t bow to threats, PMB should appear in Japan and face us – IPOB replies Junaid Mohammed
The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has said those threatening them with blood should have a rethink as they do not bow to threats.
The proscribed group stated this in response to the threat of Junaid Mohammed, a former lawmaker, who urged the group to shelve their planned attack on President Muhammadu Buhari or risk paying with their own blood.
Mr Mohammed who stated this in a chat with a national daily, dismissed the recent threat of the secessionist group, seeking the restoration of the defunct Biafra Republic, to disgrace and arrest Mr Buhari who is in Japan on an official visit.
Leader of the proscribed group, Nnamdi Kanu, had earlier described the Nigerian president, who has been re-elected for another term of four years, as an impostor from Sudan.
Mr Kanu had earlier directed his supporters in the foreign country to assault the incumbent Nigerian leader if sighted in Japan. So far, members of his group in that country has expressed ready to heed the directive as they have been going around searching for the president who is said to have arrived in the foreign land.
Mr Mohammed threatening the secessionists whom he said had no capacity to execute their plan, urged them back down from their plan or risk paying with their blood.
Responding, Mr Kanu said his group does not bow to threats and urged the former lawmaker to advise the president whom he calls Jubril to publicly appear in the foreign land.
“Rather than running his mouth like a captured bandit in police custody, Junaid Mohammed should allow Jubril to make a public appearance in Japan, only then will he understand how insanely fanatical we are about Biafra,” the secessionist leader tweeted on Wednesday.
“IPOB is not Ohaneze or PANDEF that bow to threats,” he added.
State governors and political leaders from the South-East region are reported to have shelved plans to travel abroad in a bid to avoid a similar attack meted out to one of them, Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy Senate President who was recently assaulted in Germany.