The Indigenous People of Biafra, on Wednesday, lashed out at the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), saying his alleged ‘sins’ against Nigerians would never be forgiven.
The separatist group, in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, was reacting to Buhari’s recent appeal that “all those that I have hurt, I ask that they pardon me.”
The President, who spoke on Sallah day inside the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when residents of the Federal Capital Territory, led by the minister, Mohammed Bello, also thanked Nigerians for tolerating him.
“I can’t wait to go home to Daura. If they make any noise to disturb me in Daura, I will leave for the Niger Republic. I deliberately arranged to be as far away as possible. I got what I wanted and will quietly retire to my hometown,” he had said.
But reacting in a statement by its spokesman, IPOB said, “The attention of the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra has been drawn to the statement credited to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), asking and demanding that Nigerians should forgive him while at the same time indicating his interest to relocate to the Niger Republic where he came from.
“To us in IPOB, his sins are unpardonable, and we don’t care if he relocates to Mars or Jupiter instead of Niger Republic with his generation.
“He still won’t be saved from his atrocities. His crimes will find him out by the time he finishes relocating. IPOB will continue to expose him because we know that he is from Niger Republic.
“Which of the sins and atrocities he committed does he want to be forgiven? Does he really want Nigerians to forgive him? As long as IPOB is concerned, the sins he masterminded and implemented are unforgivable.
“Which of the grievous sins does he want Nigerians to forgive him of? It’s better he relocates his generation to Mars and Jupiter because Niger Republic will not be far enough from Nigeria or sufficient enough to protect him from IPOB’s watchful eyes. His shenanigans will be uncovered at the right time.”