The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has launched Operation David Dance, one week after the Nigerian Army launched its Operation Python Dance in the South-East part of the country.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group advised its members against clashing with members of the military, adding that the army has a plan to kill many south easterners in the name of providing security.
The statement read in part, “IPOB worldwide advises the people of Biafra and IPOB members to be sure they don’t fall victim in the hands of the Pharaohs’ soldiers called Operation Python Dance in the South-East.
“IPOB devises a means of Operation David Dance which is recognised by the God Almighty in the Bible. It was the dance that gave David victory against Goliath at the battlefront because God Almighty does not sleep.
“We are also aware that the world knows that the annual report from Amnesty International against the cold-blooded killing of unarmed members of IPOB in Nigeria by the security agents are correct and even the soldiers know that the reports are correct
“There is no way you can deny something that happened in broad daylight and every single individual saw how they killed people randomly in the streets.
“IPOB is a properly organised group which adopted a non-violent approach towards the realisation of God’s project and truth. God, the Almighty, is on the side of Biafrans and He will liberate his people from the shackles of bondage.”
The Nigerian had last week launched ‘Operation Python Dance’ in the South-East part of the country. The Army also dedicated some telephone lines to the South-East by way of modifying the operation in the zone.
According to the military, the exercise became imperative in anticipation of rise in violent crimes during the Yuletide.
The pro-Biafran agitators and some rights group had criticised the army’s action, saying it would inflict hardship on the people of the area.