The leadership of Indigenous of People of Biafra (IPOB) has slammed Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian President who they described as the “modern day Adolf Hitler” and “number one terrorist ruler in Africa” for baring his fangs once again against his critics, especially Biafrans. They said he has become the number one African ruler, past and present, with unequaled taste for blood.
In a communication made to Biafra media, the Biafrans’ leading group said the Department of State Security (DSS), Buhari’s number one terrorist outfit had arrested a politician, Victor Umeh for the purpose of torturing and intimidating him. According to IPOB, Umeh was branded sponsor of IPOB as well as Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), just to get back at him for criticizing his government on the illegal arrest, detention and torture of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB and other Biafrans.
Umeh was a former Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and was the Senatorial candidate of the party in the coming rerun Senatorial elections in Anambra State set for this March 5. Stan Okeke, media aide to Umeh stated that the DSS had claimed that the arrest was based on a petition from the trio of Uche Ekwunife, a former Senator; Peter Obi, former governor; and Uzu Awka, another politician.
DSS men who arrested him yesterday, Thursday, March 3, said they did so because Umeh was sponsoring the activities of IPOB and MASSOB.
But IPOB responded: “The whole world knows IPOB has no dealings with politicians since we are not interested in the evil contraption called Nigeria, but we want to keep the records straight; we want to make it clear that this this modern day Adolf Hitler only wants to silence Umeh and any other Biafran elite that may want to criticize his evil regime”.
IPOB further said that Buhari, as an unreformed dictator, was acting like a drunken soldier gone berserk to shield his incompetent rule from the people. They said also that it had become apparent that what the new Hitler was doing was just to intimidate and silence Umeh for speaking out against the illegal detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader, and other Biafrans.
Umeh had accused Biafrans in the Nigerian legislature of keeping mute in the face of Buhari’s tyrannical rule and terror unleashed on Biafrans and Biafraland. Umeh’s offence, IPOB claimed, was because had boasted during a campaign that if elected as Senator that his first action would be to lead a campaign against the illegal detention of Kanu and other Biafrans.
Victor Umeh was arrested and taken to Abuja by road, a distance of about 548. 5 via Makurdi and Jos, which in IPOB’s contention was Hitler’s way of humiliating him, to deny him what they thought was a pleasure, travelling by air.“Buhari arresting him is simply a signal to other would-be critics of his anti-Biafran agenda that he would brook no opposition to his wicked rule” IPOB said.
Finally IPOB advised Biafrans not to relent in their struggle “even though it is apparent that this Dracula tastes for more Biafran blood. We must continue to be without fear before our enemies”.