Terrorists Plan to Attack Churches, Markets in S’east – IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm over alleged planned terrorists attack on churches and markets in the Southeast.
The group advised Christians and other religious leaders to be wary and security conscious of such strange seeming worshippers who would infiltrate their midst to commit havoc.
In a statement from its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB also advised markets leaders to beef up security in various markets in the area which it referred to as soft targets for the bandits.
It however assured that there was no cause for alarm as its security outfit, Eastern Security Network (ESN) was battle ready for any eventuality.
The statement reads in part: “We have deemed it necessary to once again alert the Christians and the general public that fulani people have devised another means of attack against Christians, churches and non-Muslims in Biafraland.
“The information contained in the intel received from our intelligence unit “the M.Branch” that the Nigerian government is transferring bandits and terrorists as ostensible Christians into the Eastern region of Nigeria in readiness to replicate similar or deadlier terrorists act that was unleashed in Owo Catholic Church, Ogun state.
“We advise Christians and other religious leaders to sit up, be at alert and be security conscious as strange seeming worshippers of non-Igbo ethnicity would infiltrate their midst to commit havoc. They must be on the look out for Fulani looking persons that may come to join them in pretence as converted Christians.
“Do not also be deceived into thinking that Fulanis don’t speak Igbo, dress like Igbo and behave like indigenes because they do. So many of them were born and brought up in Igbo-land and they know not just all nooks and crannies, they also understand all events and their seasons.