Afenifere slams Buhari for calling IPOB “dot in a circle”


By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has reprimanded President Muhammadu Buhari for his recent comment against the Indigenous People of Biafra.

In a statement by Afenifere’s Secretary-General, Sola Ebiseni in Akure, the group noted that the President had in his interview with Arise TV aired on Thursday taken delight in ridiculing the Igbo people.

Recall that President Buhari had referred to IPOB as “a dot in a circle” in the interview, saying that the group had no idea what secession would mean for them.

The President then reiterated his stance against the secessionist agitators, saying that the military has been directed to pursue them.

“And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and property, I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about. In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organise the police and the military to pursue them,” he had said.

Concerning the President’s statement, the group stated, “He couldn’t have been reacting to the IPOB, but the Igbos whom he said had businesses everywhere.

“His utterances were very unpresidential and in the mode of common expressions with some unidentifiable northern organisations.”

Over a week ago, Twitter deleted President Buhari’s comment containing some offensive words, which many people believe were war threats against the people of the South-East region.


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