Following the controversy that trailed the unveiling of Biafra Security Service (BSS), the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday maintained that it was only set up as a vigilante group to protect ‘Biafra’ communities from Fulani herdsmen attacks, noting that the outfit would not in any way interfere with the operations of Nigeria’s security agencies.
According to a statement issued in Awka, the Anambra State capital, the IPOB’s media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said BSS was just like any other vigilante, adding that it would not perform any other duty apart from protecting returnees from the North and checkmating the herdsmen.
“It is like any other vigilante group, but this has a national coloration in that the protection would be Biafra wide.” he said.
He also said there is nothing treasonable about protecting our farms and villages from Fulani herdsmen and people should stop turning English language upside down.
“There is nothing treasonable about exercising the right to self-determination and securing lives and properties.”
“In Arewa North, there are Hisbah, Sharia Police and other forms of Islamic police. Why can’t Biafrans have their own security to protect innocent mothers and our women from being raped and killed by Fulani herdsmen?”