IPOB tells Kumuyi to abort Aba crusade

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on the general superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor William Kumuyi to cancel the planned crusade in Aba, Abia State over insecurity in the south-east.

The group’s spokesman Emma Powerful said in a statement on Thursday that IPOB will not be liable if gunmen attack churchgoers.

“Let him and the organisers of the crusade make sure that nothing happens. The security of this region is not good because of political and criminal activities, therefore we advise him to stop this crusade for security reasons,” the statement said.

“IPOB will not allow anyone to die because of this crusade scheduled to hold in Aba. The operation of criminals operating as unknown gunmen infiltrating the events is high and they will blame it on IPOB.

“We ask him to pray for an end to the insecurity in Biafra land if he can. We charge Christians and men of God in Biafra land to engage God in fervent prayers to expose all those behind the insecurity in our land.”

The secessionist group said it expected Christian leaders to call for justice for Deborah Samuel who was burnt to death in Sokoto for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

“We equally want them to be united against injustice. We had expected them to demand justice for the innocent Deborah Yakubu burnt alive by Muslim fanatics in Sokoto State.

“Her Killers are walking freely today and 34 lawyers shamelessly volunteered to defend her killers but Christians are just watching them. The double-faced Nigeria security agencies only managed to arrest two of her killers because they are Muslims but if it were to be in the South-East, all the youths on the street will be in police cell by now while the unlucky ones would have been killed,” the statement added.