BSS Is To Protect Biafran Lands From Fulani Herdsmen Attack, Not A Terror Grop, IPOB Reassures
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, today, Saturday, dismissed claims it established the Biafra Security Service (BSS) to cause mayhem in the country, stating the BSS was established to protect the communities in Biafra land from Fulani herdsmen attack.
In a press release by its publicity secretary, Mr Emma Powerful, IPOB stated it will not go back on the formation of the BSS, adding it does not contest the formation with anyone as the BSS would remain.
He said, “IPOB will not be in contest with anybody or group about the formation of the BSS. Biafra Security Service is a security outfit only designed to protect Biafran villages from Fulani herdsmen attack. 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 vigilante 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.”
According to Daiy Post, Powerful said there was nothing treasonable about exercising the right to self determination and securing lives and properties.
“In Arewa North, there are Hisbah, Sharia Police and other forms of Islamic security.
“Why can’t Biafrans have their own security to protect innocent mothers and our women from being raped and killed by Fulani herdsmen?”