Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
28th November 2019
The last is definitely not yet heard about the sinister motivate of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, to mortgage the future of Ebonyi people in his untamed desperation to massage the interest of his Fulani slavemasters. Ongoing developments in the State vividly indicate that he is strongly insisting on donating the people's ancestral lands to the Nigerian government for the implementation of Ruga Initiative in Ebonyi State. Undercover Intelligence surveillance recently uncovered a sinister plot of the Ebonyi State Government's preparedness to give out large chunk of land belonging to Isu-Okoma in Onicha local government area in old Ohaozara, for Ruga purposes. The information has it that Governor Dave Umahi's agents have been paying visits to the traditional rulers of the indigenous communities whose lands are affected with handsome monetary inducements.
It is however important at this juncture, to clearly notify the Ebonyi State government in general and Governor Dave Umahi in particular, that the entire Isu-Okoma ancestral lands accommodate the remains of all the dead indigenes of the community. Further revelations gathered by the correspondent of Family Writers Press International, who visited the community, Isu-Okoma is an ancient town in Ohaozara which consists of seven communities which include: Agba-Ebo, Isu-Achara, Mgbalaeze, Amanator and Mgbanukwu.
Further enquiries proved that the primogenitor of Isu-Okoma is a patriarch known as Ntumoke Ugota who left his then native land of Isu-Ikwuato to sojourned in Isu-Okoma territory till date, thereby becoming the great grandfather of the entire indigenous Isu community. From the very days of patriarchal stool of Ntumoke Ugota, all the ancestral Isu people have been exclusively buried in Isu land. The indigenes of Isu-Okoma therefore hold very tenaciously, their ancestral lands because there remains the only burial ground for their ancestors. Any attempt by anyone to cede an inch of the land to the nomadic aliens from the Sahel, for Ruga purposes or whatsoever, is not only just committing sacrilege but desecrating their ancestral inheritance. This will tantamount to the highest level of mockery of the people's ancestors buried in Isu for years.
Governor Dave Umahi, a native of Uburu, in the same Ohaozara, should not in any way feign ignorance of the importance of ancestral lands as well as the inherent dangers associated with their desecration within Ohaozara in entirety. If there be anything that has the potentiality of bringing perpetual curses upon the people of Isu presently, it is surrendering any part of their ancestral heritage for the habitation/occupation of a band of cultureless cum vampiric aliens in the guise of running a Ruga program and all the likes. One of the custodians of the cultural heritage in Isu town, in an interview with Family Writers Press International, revealed that there existed communal wars that lasted for ninety seven (97) good years from 1910 to 2007. It was between Isu people and Ezza Ogbooji indigenous inhabitants when the neighboring Ezza people forcefully wanted to encroach into Isu land. He reiterated that many Isu youths laid down their lives during those years of hostilities just to ensure that their ancestral lands remained intact. The present crop of Isu youths are very much prepared to defend their inheritance even at the price of their lives. They will never ever allow the invasion of their lands which is their pride, under whatever guise, by external forces or their associates. It is noteworthy to state here therefore, that the Ebonyi State government should clearly stay off from tampering with the ancestral lands of the people as doing so, is tantamount to sacrilegious crime against the ancients whom the people revere. A stitch in time they say, saves nine.
Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International
IPOB Press Release
IPOB Press Release
27th November 2019
We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to warn Ebonyi State Government and all those unfortunate and foolish enough to be recruited into their Janjaweed Bakassi boys to fight IPOB, that henceforth they will be treated as agents of RUGA and enemy of the people of Biafra. We view them as one and the same with those enemies of Biafra hell-bent on bringing Fulani RUGA settlements to our land.
The report by TBRV is correct therefore the media frenzy by Ebonyi State Government to deflect attention away from their formation of this local treacherous Bakassi outfit is nothing but a face saving exercise.
IPOB Intelligence units on the ground continue to report the treacherous activities of this very outfit formed to provide grassroot logistical support and local intel to hoardes of invading Fulani terror herdsmen in Ebonyi State raping our mothers and destroying our villages. Those that doubt our opposition to RUGA should ask Willie Obiano of Anambra State what became of his Miyetti Allah friends he gave land in Anam to. We IPOB chased them away from Anam and all over Anambra State and our ongoing opetations in Ebonyi is designed to do exactly the same.
Inviting Nigerian Army, Bakassi Boys and a miriad of local Fulani informants on the ground in parts of Ebonyi will not deter instead it will embolden IPOB resistance to this blatant Fulanisation of the land of Biafra. When we said no inch of Biafraland will be conceded to the terrorist Miyetti Allah group (Fulani herdsmen) we meant every word of it. Any person foolish enough to join Ebonyi State Government's effort to bring RUGA to the sacred land of Biafra through this illegal Bakassi Boys will pay dearly for it.
We are not asking Eastern governors to stop their age long servitude to the caliphate and betrayal of their people, which is the only way they can remain politically relevant, but what we are saying to them is there won't be any RUGA in Biafraland. They should ask those Alimajiri terrorists they sent on previous occassions to invade Ebonyi what became of them.
We want to let the world know this secret formation of Bakasi Boys in Ebonyi State was solely designed to confront and attack any individual suspected to be supporter or family member of IPOB because of our refusal to allow Fulani Ruga settlement in Biafraland particularly in Ebonyi State. Gov. Dave Umahi and his Fulani masters in Aso Rock have perfected their arrangement to eliminate more of our people because of our total rejection of the establishment of this land grabbing Fulani Life Stock Initiatives Program in the state.
Numerous and meaningless press statements including the denial of being involved in the formation of this secret group against IPOB has no meaning because it is in the public domain and the facts are verifiable. The protection of our Biafran citizens in Ebonyi State and Biafraland in general in the face of this relentless Fulani onslaught is our priority, therefore IPOB cannot be wished away by the caliphate supporting Ebonyi State government. Nothing will save Dave Umahi and his co-conspirators, the South East governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo leadership led by Nnia Nwodo at the appointed time if they continue to form and encourage these criminal gangs to exist and attack anybody or secretly sabotage IPOB efforts to liberate Biafrans from this mess called Nigeria.
It is imperative we openly let the general public be aware that Dave Umahi commissioned this group called (Bakassi Boys) in Ebonyi state to kill and attack anybody who openly deemed it necessary to support IPOB family members in the strong efforts to stop Dave Umahi and Fulani community from establishing Ruga settlement in the state.
The series of arrangements and decisions by Dave Umahi and co, especially the South East governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo, cannot stop or change our resolve towards Ruga settlement on any Biafran territory. We are on the lookout for this group with their usual military escort and when we do, we shall treat them as the Fulani terror herdsmen supporting scoundrels they are. There will be no pity or mercy. Ebonyi State is a solid IPOB territory and anybody seeking to convince himself otherwise must be under the influence of hard drugs.
It is on record that IPOB is not fighting for anything else other than the preservation of the territorial integrity of Biafraland and we shall continue to do until Biafra is fully restored and beyond.
We are waiting to hear from this newly created Bakassi nonsense in Ebonyi State to make any move against IPOB, only then will they know that IPOB is the people and the people is IPOB. Anybody foolish enough to sign up to Fulani sponsored security outfit in Biafraland like Bakassi Boys have effectively signed their death warrant. No amount of charms, reasaurance from a native doctor or amulets will save any of them. We are waiting for them.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY OF IPOB.