- The Rivers state Council of Islamic Affairs says it has had enough of attacks on its members
- The group claims Muslims have always been the target of the agitations of IPOB
- Suspected members of the pro-Biafra group are accused of invading a Yoruba mosque in Abia state
The Rivers state Council of Islamic Affairs has alleged that suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are planning to attack the Hausa community in the state.
The deputy president of the general council, Nasir Uhor, told journalists on Thursday, September 14, that the council has had enough of such attacks and will resist any further attack on its members, Channels TV reports.
The group said: “We want to say categorically that enough is enough,” he said, adding “No ethnic group has a monopoly of violence.”
“Violence is not rocket science, Muslims have always been targets of the agitations of IPOB. We concede to the right of all citizens to peaceful gatherings to press home their demands.
“We will not accept the continuous attacks on our people because they are Muslims or from the North; not every Muslim is from the North and not all from the north are Muslims. We will regard further attacks as ethnic cleansing."
The statement by the group comes days after a reported attack on a Hausa community by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in Oyigbo local government area of the state.
In another related incident, suspected IPOB members have been accused of invading a Yoruba mosque in Abia state and destroying everything in it.
The development was made public by a Facebook user, Yuslah Faruk.
In the video, a man could be heard lamenting, as he accused the miscreants of also defecating in the place of worship and stealing various items including fans, meter, and even protectors.
Various piles of paper were seen splashed about the place as the narrator stated that the criminals had also destroyed the certificates of students who worshipped in the mosque.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of a disabled IPOB member who traveled across the country to support Nnamdi Kanu.