The Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, has chided leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, over his comment during a recent visit to commiserate with the Afenifere leader, Pa Fasoranti, over the killing of his daughter by suspected herdsmen, last weekend.
A release by the spokesperson of IPOB, Mr Emma Powerful said Yorubas were enlightened and would not support Tinubu’s attempt to drag Igbos into the killing of their daughter.
Parts of the release read, “You cannot sacrifice the blood of your brethren on the shrine of your greed, conceit and unbridled 2023 presidential political ambition.
“I must remind you today that your Fulani masters will never do for you what you are slavishly doing for them. You know in your heart of hearts that murderous Fulani herdsmen are culpable in the brutal murder of a Yoruba daughter and that Igbos had no hand in the Ore Highway Massacre.
“An influential newspaper reported that nearby villagers, who are Yorubas, informed police that the killer Fulani herdsmen have their base in a nearby forest. These are eye witness account from Yoruba people living in the surrounding areas where the tragic incident occurred. Or are you saying the villagers can no longer distinguish between a gun wielding Fulani terrorist and an Igbo man?
“Your unguarded utterances only succeeded in doing more harm to the Fasoranti family, insulting the memory of their daughter and will be seen for what it is, an affront to the dignity of the Yoruba race.”