By Vincent Ujumadu
THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Friday described the visit of a delegation of the United Nations to the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Enugu on Thursday as a fraud, arguing that the visit was merely to congratulate the Chief Nnia Nwodo- led apex Igbo socio-cultural organization for its cooperation in the successful clampdown on agitations in the South East during the recently-concluded Operation Python Dance II.
IPOB media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful said in a statement that the organization had instructed its attorneys in New York to write to the office of the Secretary General of the United Nations to seek clarifications on some of the quotes attributed to Mr. Ibn Chambas who led the visit to Enugu, with a view to understanding if the United Nations was openly endorsing ethnic cleansing and genocide in Biafraland.
IPOB said: “We would like to use this opportunity to inform the IPOB family and the rest of the civilized world that this purported visit from the UN never happened.
“ In short, it is a fabricated lie designed to deceive the gullible. Those that concocted these cleverly packaged lies and sold to the masses, did so to convey the misleading impression that the illegal and genocidal Operation Python Dance had the backing of the United Nations. This is nothing but a black lie and grand deception of the highest order.
“Out of desperation to justify their treachery and complicity in the death of so many innocent people as a result of Operation Python Dance II, Ohaneze Ndigbo in concert with Aso Rock, hastily packaged a Ghanaian of Hausa- Fulani origin resident in Abuja to come and hoodwink the people into believing that Antonio Guiterres, the current UN Secretary General, is in support of the cold blooded murder of unarmed civilians in Abia State.
“Could it be that this grand deception was hatched because the public have woken up to the reality that Ohaneze Ndigbo was the brain behind the murder of so many innocent people during Operation Python Dance II?
“It is clear that no high profile figure is willing to support Nnia Nwodo and South East governors in their treachery, hence the need to rent a former Ghanaian diplomat living in Abuja to launder their image, using the respected name of the United Nations.
“The provocative statements attributed to this supposed representative of the Secretary General of the UN, is the same unity- begging One Nigeria mantra we have become accustomed to.
“So getting the same genocidal message from a Hausa Fulani from Ghana living in Abuja did not come to us as a surprise. What is shocking is that Nnia Nwodo and Igbo politicians are prepared to sink so low in order to cover their dirty tracks and in the process justify what is clearly unjustifiable.
“By traveling to Enugu to defend the interest of his fellow Muslim Hausa Fulani, Mohammed Ibn Chambas demonstrated that defence of his ethnic and religious group is paramount to him, unlike Nwodo that specializes in selling the interest of his people to the North.
“For record purposes, Mohammed Ibn Chambas is not working for the current UN Secretary General Antonio Guiterres. He was appointed by Ban Ki-Moon as his Special Representative in West Africa and everybody knows that Ban Ki-Moon is no longer the head of UN. The question that must be put to Ambassador Mohammed Ibn Chambas is; when was he appointed by Antonio Guiterres to represent him in West Africa?
“Aso Rock is using the name of the UN to shore up the dwindling relevance of Nnia Nwodo- led Ohaneze Ndigbo in the South East by blatantly misleading the public into thinking the United Nations was behind this fake visit to Enugu.
“So the purported UN delegation to Enugu is a fraud, a political 419. Guiteres, the present UN chief did not appoint, neither did he send Mohammed Ibn Chambas on any errand to Enugu.
“This confirms the level of panic at the heart of Ohaneze Ndigbo and their Northern handlers because nobody in Biafraland is willing to side with them in their evil plot with Arewa North to destroy IPOB.
“Nnia Nwodo is becoming too desperate. Before Aso Rock cabal and compromised Igbo politicians embark on this type of elementary deception next time, they should be guided by the fact that IPOB is the largest and most well resourced mass movement in the world. IPOB is not a small organization that can be toyed with.”