The so-called ‘unknown gunmen’ terrorizing major parts of Nigeria’s southeast region since last year have released a video where they said some diaspora-based leaders of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sent some hoodlums to “harm” Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe.
In the 2 minutes 55 seconds clip released on Thursday and obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA, one person among the gunmen said Emma Powerful, Chinasa Nworu, and some other individuals have been “bribed” by the Nigerian Federal Government.
He claimed that the refusal of some hoodlums to “harm” Abaribe prompted IPOB’s spokesperson, Powerful to release names of those allegedly behind senseless killings in the southeast region.
This newspaper recalls that some people believed to be political thugs, on Tuesday, attacked Abaribe, in Abia State.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, in Abia State, had gone on a consultation meeting with the party’s stakeholders at Okpuala Ngwa, headquarters of Isiala Ngwa North council.
“Emma Powerful, Chinasa Nworu, Justice Udo, and three other persons in USA who we are still trying to get their full identity have been bribed by the government of Nigeria.
“You people sent men to harm Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and they refused, because that is what the government of Nigeria gave you money for. You went further to send the names of these boys to the media when they refused to obey your instruction,” one of the gunmen said.
“From now henceforth, we declare you people wanted anywhere in the world. We shall hunt you people by all means, I swear. Chinasa Nworu and co, your days are numbered.”
“And for the INEC people, what will happen to you when we get you, only God knows.
“No more posters, political posters in Biafraland. If your try us, you campaigning, fire will burn you. Fake media, fake Biafra media, you can post any rubbish, we the unknown gunmen have endured enough from you. We shall no longer tolerate any rubbish from the media again. Be warned.”
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.