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IPOB Protests against Naming 2nd Niger Bridge after President Buhari

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are against the Federal Government’s decision to name the soon to be completed Second Niger Bridge after President Muhammadu Buhari.

The IPOB said it is in insult to the people of the South East who have been marginalised and terrorised by both the military and terrorists posing as Fulani herders.

The group said, “Under his watch, terrorists masquerading as Fulani herdsmen have invaded our communities killing innocent men and women after destroying our farms with their cows.”

The Group went on to say no project in the North has been named after an Igbo. Adding that, instead, the bridge should be named “Achuzie Bridge,” or any other name of an Igbo hero.

They also denied allegations made by Babatunde Fashola that the group disrupted construction of the bridge.

It said, “This is another lie from the pit of hell. We want to challenge Fashola to substantiate his claims. Did IPOB in any way physically interfere with the construction of the bridge by either directly or indirectly hindering any worker either foreign or local handling the project?

“Fashola should know that if not for IPOB that has ensured security in the South East, the workers of Julius Berger would have run away from the site a long time ago. If the second Niger Bridge is being done in the North, Boko Haram, Ansaru, ISWAP, and the pampered bandits would have chased them away. That shows them that South East is more peaceful than the North.”

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