The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019 is a welcome development.It said it would continue the intensification of its global campaign to peacefully bring the existence of this disastrous colonial experiment called Nigeria to an end in order that millions of innocent lives may be saved.
The IPOB, in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in Awka yesterday, claimed that they have always maintained that the rebirth of Biafra will happen under Buhari or under whoever is answering to his name.
"This second coming of Buhari portends goodwill for freedom lovers because God Almighty (Chukwu Okike Abiama) wants to fulfill his divine purpose in the life of Biafrans in 2019 as foretold by our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, many years ago.
"No doubt we have lost a lot of people under the brutality of this terror APC regime, we also have many innocent citizens in prison and detention facilities across Nigeria with countless miscarriages of justice in their law courts... But we remain undeterred, focused and determined because like Israelites in Egypt, Jews in Europe and Germany, blacks in apartheid South Africa, no amount of tribulation will stop us from emerging victorious as a free people at the end of this process.
"We are advising Biafrans and other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria seeking to be free from this contraption created by Fredrick Luggard, the British mercenary, to remain mentally strong and resolute for what is about to come will test our collective resolve.
"We urge our brethren in the Middle Belt and Western Nigeria not to give up or capitulate in this our collective quest to free our people from the shackles of caliphate domination and creeping Islamisation.
"IPOB will not relent in its pursuit for total liberation of all territories presently under Arewa feudal Islamic bondage regardless of the human and material cost. The continued existence of this disastrous APC government led by Muhammadu Buhari and his Fulani cabal, is our passport to freedom," the statement said.
The group was proscribed last year by the Buhari administration, while its leader, Nnamdi Kanu's whereabouts remained unknown, but the family members alleged that the military and Buhari should be held responsible for his travails.