The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that those behind recent attacks on Igbo people (Ndigbo) in Lagos must regret their actions soon.
This followed frequent tribal attacks by armed militia group that was allegedly recruited by maverick politicians for the 2023 elections that were held in Lagos State.
Emma Powerful, Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB issued the threat in Thursday in a statement, which IPOBS to defend themselves from any form of aggression.
IPOB urged Ndigbo to stop investing in Lagos and advised them to start making preparations for mass exit from Lagos soonest, urging governments and other elected representatives in South East region to provide land for establishment of international markets for Igbo businesses.
The group also said anti-Igbo threat, attacks on Igbo businesses and threats to abduct Igbo traders, residents to vacate Lagos, is a threat to the entire Biafra Nation.
“We are going to settle the problem with Igbo and Yoruba in a way people will marvel and nobody should blame us. Igbos have been monitoring these criminals.
“Those behind these devilish activities against Ndigbo must region their actions soon. Every Biafran must prepare to leave Lagos and don’t say we didn’t inform you.
Continuing, IPOB spokesman said, “We are going to settle the problem with Yoruba in a way people will marvel and nobody should blame us
“Every Biafran must prepare to leave Lagos and don’t say we didn’t inform you. Nevertheless, we are urging Ndigbo both men and women to prepare to vacate Lagos. Only a person who doesn’t have a place would be annoyed when your host asked you to leave his or her house.
“We acknowledge that many of you have built many mansions and markets in Lagos. But recall that these mansions and markets were built out of £20 pounds proceeds, the wicked policy of Yoruba, fulani and the federal government of Nigeria against Ndigbo in 1970 as promoted by Awolowo a Yoruba demi god after the genocidal war.
“You have a choice of selling those properties, mortgage them, or lease them while you journey to your fatherland for your safety.
“Ndigbo has homes, villages, towns, and cities, and we must go back and double the existing development”.
“We have existing markets in all parts of the Eastern Region that are enough to accommodate our people. The international markets in Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Enugu, and Anambra States will accommodate all the dealerships ready to relocate to our region
“These markets can be expanded while many new markets will be built. IPOB will stand behind every relocation and development of international markets in Biafra Land.
“Therefore, we urge the newly elected Governors and House of Assembly Members in the Eastern Region to work with communities to make land available in every Provence for international markets and industrialization projects”.