From Nonye Udumiri,
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, (IPOB) has accused Northern Nigeria leaders of using banditry as a gold mine to make dubious money.
IPOB said it has observed with utter bewilderment that banditry has now become another oil well for greedy, unpatriotic and evil minded beings masquerading as leaders in the North.
“They are feeding fat with blood money. Bandits are now working together with some Government officials to steal public funds in the name of ransom,” said IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful. He said that banditry and kidnapping will remain a lucrative business in Nigeria for as long as government and self acclaimed religious clerics keep negotiating with them.
He said that anyone advocating amnesty for murderous vampires like bandits is their grandmaster.
“If Nigeria were to be a normal country where there is sanity and decency all those people championing for amnesty for the killer bandits would have been arrested and put on trial.
“The so-called shoot on sight order by the President is only a paper tiger. It wasn’t meant for everybody. We know who they have in mind.
“It’s only the daft that will think that such order is meant for Fulani bandits and killer herdsmen carrying out the Fulani agenda.
“If a serving Governor can boldly come out to defend the carrying of guns by Fulani herdsmen, how do you ever think any of them is going to be arrested when their kits and kin are the ones going to enforce the order?
Powerful said that banditry has continued to surge because Nigerians are not asking the right questions.
“Any day Nigerians get up and demand to know why they have a President who rather chooses to talk to them through a press statement by Media aides or the presidency instead of talking to them live, there will be a change. “Any day Nigerians begin to ask why the authorities have not been courageous enough to declare killer herdsmen terrorists but quick to proscribe IPOB that is peacefully agitating for freedom.”
“Banditry will stop any day your leaders stop pampering bandits and start treating them as terrorists that they are.