The leader of the indigenous peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the killing of the Catholic priest in charge of St. James, the major parish, Ugbawka, in the state of Enugu, Rev. Paul Offu.
The Parish priest, Rev. Offu was reportedly shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsman Thursday night.
Kanu said that such a death would have been averted if the governors of the southeast had allowed the establishment of the Biafra Secret Services, BSS, in the igboland.
However, Kanu, accused the people of the region of holding the governors of the Southeast responsible for such a death.
In a statement signed by IPOB spokeswoman Emma Powerful, Mazi Kanu said.
The statement reads: “Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, was shot dead last night by Fulani terrorists along the Ihe / Agbudu highway in Awgu L.G.A of Enugu state.
“His death is a direct consequence of a shamefully shy and failed leadership model of acceptance of the dictates of the Fulani government in exchange for crumbs, instituted and perfected by people like Nnia Nwodo, Dave Umahi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Willie Obiano, Okezie Ikpeazu and others in Igboland.
“The years of slavish submission to the vagaries of semi-literate Fulani cattle herders have reduced two successive generations of Igbo leaders since after the war to simple tools of the Fulani Caliphate on their southern conquest and subjugation agenda.
“Chief Nwodo, Dave Umahi, Rochas Okorocha, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano were the key men who conspired with the same terrorist Fulani murderers who kill us today, to ban, ban, murder, and repress IPOB, the only hope of people.
“If Ohaneze Ndigbo, the governors of Igbo and their cohorts had supported IPOB in the formation and deployment of BSS, this meaningless loss of life at the hands of the primitive wild Fulani marauders of the far north would have been avoided.
“The family of Fr. Rev. Paul Offu and all besieged communities in Enugu and Ebonyi must hold Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Dave Umahi, Nnia Nwodo, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Aka Ikenga, Nzuko Umunna, the Forum of Governors of the Southeast and other socio-cultural associations accountable Igbo / Fulani based in Lagos-Abuja for these preventable deaths on our land.
“They are the people who conspired and supervised Operation Python Dance 2 that killed, arrested and disappeared many IPOBs in the calculated effort of the Caliphate to neutralize the credible threat that IPOB represented to its invading terrorist shepherds from Fulani.”