INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu has declared that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State will not escape the judgment of God and people following the killings in the Obigbo area of the state.
As the #EndsSARS protests descended into violence after the government opened fire on innocent protesters in Lekki in Lagos State, Rivers State became consumed in a crisis. In Obigbo, an Igbo-speaking town 30km from Port Harcourt that serves as the headquarters of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Ipob members and soldiers have been involved in bloody clashes.
Apparently, soldiers have opened fire on Ipob demonstrators in the town, who are accused of attacking members of the Hausa community during their protests. Although the death toll is not yet known, it is believed that soldiers opened fire on protesters, killing dozens of Ipob members.
In response, Mr Kanu said those who lost their loved ones in Obigbo were determined to unleash vengeance on Governor Wike, his children and collaborators. He accused Governor Wike of ordering the murder of Obigbo residents.
Mr Kanu said: “Everybody that has a hand in the ongoing Obigbo genocide must know that vengeance is coming, it’s not a matter of if but when. When it does come, apologists of Wike and the army must remember what happened at Obigbo.
“There were riots and disturbances all over Nigeria and the Nigerian Army and police have killed and continue to kill hundreds of young people and in retaliation, young people attacked police stations. To single out the inhabitants of Obigbo for extermination is a vicious and evil undertaking and a calculated attempt by Wike to please his Fulani masters and Britain that tried but failed to exterminate the Igbo race between 1966-70.
“Obigbo will not die, it shall rise again because the blood of the innocent is crying out for revenge. Vengeance is coming and with it the judgment of God. Those children in Obigbo murdered by Wike have nephews and cousins who are so embittered to the point that they can no longer be controlled.
“I feel sorry for Wike, his children and all collaborators in this brutal genocide. As Nigeria has not mourned those being put to the sword by Wike and Nigerian Army in Obigbo they must remember not to mourn Wike and his allies when the table inevitably turns.
“Twist the narrative all you like, nobody can stop the hand of time. When the rain begins to fall, remember I warned you. I will not write, neither will I comment on this issue again.”