Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has raised alarm that the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, threatened to kidnap 5 governors from the South East.

The Governor spoke on Sunday at Nwaegu Navy Cantonment in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.

The Governor attended the official flag-off of Operation Egwu Eke III by the Nigerian Military, 82 Division.

In accordance with Umahi, the recent menace from IPOB was acquired through textual content message despatched to his spouse.

Umahi additional defined that Ebonyi State was not a part of the area that fashioned the sovereign States of Biafra as proclaimed by the IPOB.

Umahi, Chairman of South East Governors’ Discussion board, nevertheless, insisted that a number of the agitations of IPOB members have been real.

He nevertheless, faulted the method of the group in direction of actualizing their aims.

“The GOC, you might be coming at a time we had word from our brothers and sisters of IPOB sending textual content messages that there might be no elections and insulting the leaders, significantly the south east governors.

“Simply few days again, they despatched textual content message to my spouse that the 5 governors of south east could be kidnapped and that their safety would over energy that of the governors and after ransom are paid, they’d kill them and kill themselves.

“As a pacesetter within the zone I have to say that a few of their complaints are real however the method may be very dangerous, that’s the reason the leaders of south east just isn’t in help of their method.

“And so, we’re not towards them however their method. And because the Chief Safety Officer of the state, I don’t welcome them. Ebonyi state just isn’t a part of Biafra, we’re a sovereign state.

“We don’t want to be colonised again; we are a state demanding better treatment in the affairs of our nation,” he stated.



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