The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called upon the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Southeast governors, and members of the National Assembly to lend their support to the quest for the actualization of Biafra. This demand follows the condemnation by IPOB of the demolition Igbo properties in Lagos by Sanwo Olu,s led government
Emma Powerful, the spokesperson for IPOB, expressed concern over the demolition of markets predominantly occupied by Igbos, interpreting it as a clear signal that the community is increasingly marginalized within Nigeria. In a statement issued by Powerful, he highlighted the economic sabotage against the Igbo community by the Lagos State government, criticizing the silence of Southeast governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and National Assembly members.
The statement continued to emphasize the apparent reluctance of Igbo leaders to speak out against the humiliation and intimidation faced by their people in Lagos. Powerful questioned the reasons behind the silence of Igbo politicians, governors, senators, representatives, Ohaneze Ndigbo leaders, traditional rulers, businessmen, and religious leaders, urging them to convene and strategize on safeguarding Igbo interests in Lagos.
Expressing concern about what they perceive as a revival of ethnic tensions reminiscent of the 1960s, IPOB warned of the potential consequences for Nigeria with the targeted demolition of Igbo-owned properties and the alleged locking of Igbo markets in Lagos persist. The group called on the international community, including the UN, AU, and ECOWAS, to intervene and advocate for a peaceful separation of Biafra from Nigeria through a UN-supervised referendum to avert the looming threat of another civil conflict.