Biafra: 'IPOB Has Nowhere To Go' — President Buhari
Buhari said people from the South East have too much investment in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as a dot in a circle that has nowhere to go.
Buhari stated this on Thursday, during an interview with Arise TV.
According to the president, people from the South East have too much investment in Nigeria. He also threatened to send the Military and Police after them.
He said: “That IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they will have no access to anywhere.
''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.”
Buhari also claimed he has been assured by, “the elderly people” and “the youths” from the South-South region, that they have no intention of seceding.
He insisted that IPOB will not have “access to anywhere” even if they eventually secede from the country.
IPOB has been agitating for the secession of the South-East.
He also blamed the protests on the dwindling inflow of foreign direct investment to the country.
The president insisted that those who participated in the protests have made Nigeria unattractive to investors.
Buhari was asked how he can improve foreign direct investment (FDI) to Nigeria.
In response, he said: “This question was answered last year when there was the #EndSARS protest last year. You remember the young people that wanted to march here and remove me?”
“Tell the young people to behave themselves and make the country safe, then we can attract real investors to the country.”