Contrary to claims, the United Nations delegation was not in Enugu to congratulate pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, for the “successful clampdown on agitations for secession in the South East by the military under the aegis of Operation Python Dance II, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stated on Friday.
The organisation said that the delegation went “to reaffirm the UN’s’ position on the indivisibility of Nigeria.”
IPOB in a statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, obtained by journalists in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, described the report as “a black lie and grand deception of the highest order.”
According to him, Ohaneze Ndigbo allegedly in concert with government agents, hastily packaged a Ghanaian of Hausa-Fulani extraction resident in Abuja, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, to come and hoodwink the people into believing that Antonio Guiterres, the current UN Secretary General, was in support of the cold-blooded murder of unarmed civilians in Abia State.
The aim, he said, was borne 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.
Powerful said that that for record purposes, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, was not working for the current UN Secretary General, Antonio Guiterres, but was appointed by a former UN Scribe, Ban Ki-Moon as his Special Representative in West Africa.
He challenged journalists to ascertain from Mohammed Ibn Chambas when he was appointed by Antonio Guiterres to represent him in West Africa.
Powerful said, “We would like to use this opportunity to inform the worldwide family of IPOB and the rest of the civilised world that this purported visit from the UN never happened. In short, it is a fabricated lie designed to deceive the gullible and fool the discerning.
“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 dirty image using the respected name of the United Nations.
“IPOB Attorneys in New York have been instructed to write to the office of the Secretary General of the United Nations to seek clarifications on some of the quotes attributed to Ibn Mohammed Chambas during his purported visit to Enugu, to understand if the United Nations is now openly endorsing ethnic cleansing and genocide in Biafraland.
“The provocative statements attributed to this Hausa-Fulani Ghanaian supposed representative of the Secretary General of the UN, is the same unity begging One Nigeria mantra we have become accustomed to from the same Hausa Fulanis in Nigeria. 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 specialises in selling the interest of his people to the North.
“Aso Rock cabal 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 were behind this fake visit to Enugu.
“So the purported UN delegation to Enugu is a fraud, a political 419. Nwodo is digging his grave even deeper. Guiteres, the present UN chief did not appoint nor 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 because he has no credibility left. 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 organisation that can be toyed with.”