The Indigenous People of Biafra, the primary group agitating for the nation of Biafra to secede from Nigeria, has labelled Sheikh Ahmad Gumi the mouthpiece of bandits in Nigeria.
These claims came as a response to earlier comments made by the Islamic Cleric who accused the security arm of the IPOB, the Eastern Security Network of being a terrorist organisation bent on killing Northerners.
The statement read in part, “The attention of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra IPOB, led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the latest ranting and ridiculous claims by terrorist apologist, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, that IPOB, and Eastern Security Network, ESN, were killing Northerners. There is no iota of truth in such mischievous and fallacious claim.
“In case the self-acclaimed Islamic cleric has forgotten, may we remind him that neither IPOB nor ESN is a terrorist organisation or killer like his bandit clients and allies. Spilling of blood is never part of our mandate.
The Group also noted that the ESN is not a terrorist group but a ‘child of necessity.’
“ESN is a child of necessity created for the defence of our ancestral land against terrorists and killer herdsmen wreaking havoc across our communities. ESN is only defending our hapless mothers and sisters who have been raped, maimed and attacked without any justification by Fulani herdsmen.
“Since December 2020 when ESN was set up by our leader, these vampires have been on the run because of the heat from our gallant operatives across Biafran forests. For Sheikh Gumi who never gave a hoot while killer herdsmen rampaged our communities to try to twist the fact now is not only mischief but an act of terror itself.”