IPOB has declared support for Uju Anya over comments on Queen Elizabeth.
Newsonline reports that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has commended Prof Uju Anya over her remarks on the late Queen Elizabeth of England.
The group said Anya’s views on Queen and the British government represented the opinion of over 98 percent of Biafrans.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, denied knowledge of the person of Anya, until her viral comment and counter comments on Twitter, insisting that what was certain was that pains and scar occasioned by Biafran genocide lives with Ndigbo.
The statement reads in part: “British Government and her allies under the leadership of Queen Elizabeth supplied military equipment and manpower to Nigeria to wipe out Biafrans. They used their propaganda media BBC to label Biafrans rebels and prevented any assistance to Biafrans.
“As a result many Biafran lives were wasted including the family members of Prof Uju. The world should know that, Biafrans both young and old will not forgive the late Queen and the British people especially the politicians unless the British Government allows Biaran to regain their Sovereignty through Referendum.
“The late Queen and British Government changed Aburi agreement between Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Biafra leader and Yakubu Gowon with the sole aim of teaching Igbo or Biafran people lessons because of their resilience, determination and resistance from British colonization through Ekumeku warriors and other groups that stood on their ways.
“Queen’s interference thwarted the amicable agreement by convincing Gowon not to abide by the Aburi Agreement reached in Aburi, Ghana. The rejection of the agreement by Gowon and British Government led to the death of more than 5.5 million Biafrans. The pain and agony of this loss will never go unless British Government stop sabotaging our quest for Independence Biafra Nation and support us to achieve Biafra freedom.
“Biafrans doesn’t rejoice over the death of anybody neither do we mourn the death of evil doers especially murderers. Queen of England committed much atrocities against humanity and God Almighty. Queen was a mass murderer, hence Chukwu Okike Abiama and our ancestors forbids us from mourning such a person or persons.
“Prof Uju Anya has an indomitable Igbo spirit. She expressed anger that is hidden on all Biafrans especially Igbos who lost so much to the war levied and still being levied on us by the same people we shared same country.
“Dear Prof Uju Anya, we thank you for showing the world our resilience and determination to fight for justice and to get justice.
“Those accusing Prof Uju Anya as being an IPOB member or financier are just using that to intimidate and blackmail her. IPOB don’t know who she was until this moment and anybody or group threatening her is playing with fire. Moreover, IPOB don’t have secret members nor secret financiers, we are IPOB and we fund our movement.
“We expect Prof Anya to stand her ground without giving attention to Nigeria and those blackmailers who intimidate some influential Igbo so that they can publicly bring IPOB to submission. We have seen all and IPOB is still matching forward.
“If anyone expects Prof Uju Anya not to express such a disdain for the killer of our fathers, mothers, pregnant women including children by every strategy of war and associating her with IPOB, such fellow is demented.
‘’The person or persons should visit psychiatrist for proper brain examinations. All victims of Biafra genocide and victims of colonization stand with Prof. Uju Anya and her comments”.