Biafra: IPOB breaks silence on what they want to achieve with Biafra Security Service
By Godson Michael
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has stated that the Biafra Security Service (BSS) was not in any contest with the Nigerian Police Force.
It stated that BSS was a security outfit designed only to protect Biafran villages from attacks by Fulani herdsmen hence it would not be in contest with anybody or group.
IPOB claimed it is worried by the interpretation given to the BSS by some persons and groups, insisting that there was nothing treasonable about protecting Biafra land from the attack of herdsmen.
In a statement signed by the IPOB Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, the group said: “Biafra Security Service, BSS, is a security outfit only designed to protect Biafran villages from Fulani herdsmen attacks. It is not in competition with the police and will not perform any duties outside safeguarding returnees from the North and checkmating Fulani herdsmen attack.”
“It’s like any other vigilance group but this has a national colouration in that protection is Biafra wide. There is nothing treasonable about protecting our farms and villages from Fulani herdsmen. People should stop turning English language upside down.
“There is nothing treasonable about exercising the right to self determination and securing lives and property. In Arewa North there are Hisbah, Sharia Police and other forms of Islamic police. Why can’t Biafrans have their own security to protect innocent mothers and our women from being raped and killed by Fulani herdsmen?”