OPINION By Okechukwu Nwokoye.
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is bent on killing the leader of Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu in order to complete the ‘1967 genocide’.
In an interview with the Punch, the national director of information, Samuel Edeson maintained that on-going military operation in the South East, Operation Python Dance II was designed to eliminate the Igbo.
“Operation Python Dance, also known as ‘Egwu Eke,’ is a ploy by the Federal Government of Nigeria, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, to wipe out the Igbo from the face of the earth,” Edeson told the newspaper.
It is simply a means for him to express his hatred for the Igbo. All the while, we have been complaining that Buhari hates Ndigbo. Now, the hatred is clear for everyone to see. It is glaring to everybody now. Before he came up with Operation Python Dance, there was no crisis in the South-East. The region was peaceful.
“It is unfortunate that he sent soldiers to the South East without the approval or consent of the National Assembly. Ordinarily, that is an impeachable offence. But Buhari did it because he wants to kill our people.
“Even at that, when you say you are launching Operation Python Dance, why did they go to Nnamdi Kanu’s house? Since they say it is ‘python dance’, they should be dancing in the streets; and whoever gets close to them, they will have a reason to engage that person. Operation Python Dance is nothing other than a well-planned arrangement to eliminate the Igbo.
Edeson further stated that the soldiers’ action in the southeast was not triggered by provocation by any member of IPOB, adding that the plans were premeditated.
“There is nothing like a provocation. The soldiers’ actions were premeditated. They acted according to instructions. When you are engaged in ‘python dance’, you don’t have to take your dance to somebody’s house; you dance on the streets.
“The python is not supposed to dance in somebody’s house. The soldiers have no business invading Kanu’s house. In Igbo land, we don’t live together with pythons because pythons are harmful.