The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has rejected Federal Government’s purported plans to name the second Niger Bridge after President Muhammadu Buhari when completed.
It also refuted the allegation by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, that IPOB disturbed the construction of the second Niger Bridge, describing the claim as false.
In a statement issued, yesterday, by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, the group alleged that Buhari watched helplessly, as terrorists masquerading as Fulani herdsmen invaded Biafran communities, killing innocent men and women, after destroying their farms with their cattle.
“The attention of the global movement and family of IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the plan by the Federal Government to name the second Niger Bridge after President Buhari.
“We restate our position and reject naming the second Niger Bridge after a Fulani man who came to power and completely sidelined our people. Under his watch, security agents have been slaughtering our youths with reckless abandon.
“IPOB is vehemently opposed to naming second Niger Bridge after Buhari. The bridge should rather be named Achuzie Bridge or after other accomplished Igbo patriots. No big project has been named after any Igboman in the North" the statement said.
Source: Uzoma Nzeagwu