The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned recent boat mishap that claimed scores of lives and property occasioned by flooding in Ogbaru Local government area of Anambra State.
The group called on Federal and State Governments as well as International Ecological Intervention Bodies to intervene by finding permanent solution to the yearly flooding menace.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB assured the people of the State that such magnitude of calamity would never be experenced anything Biafra republic is actualised.
While sympathizing with the victims, the separatist group also assured that injustices regarding ecological interventions and environmental protection in the zone would be addressed at the appropriate time.
The statement reads, “We commiserate with the families and people of Ogbaru LGA, Anambra West, and East LGAs in Anambra State for the loss of Lives and properties in the recent flooding that swept over their Communities.
“The information we gathered showed that about 81 people lost their lives as the flood from River Niger swept through some communities in Anambra State.
“We sympathize with many affected families who lost their loved ones, houses, and properties including those who were forced to relocate from their homes due to the flood. May Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama give you strength and courage to forge ahead. IPOB is in solidarity with the affected families.
“We wonder why the Federal Government and her Angencies like Disaster Management Agency has not done anything in helping the victims. If this were to be in the North, all the Angencies would have used National Treasury to support them.
“We are calling on Anambra State Government, Nigeria Government, and International Ecological Intervention Bodies to intervene and rescue our people in Ogbaru LGA, Anambra West, and East LGAs of Anambra State by finding a permanent solution to this yearly flooding menace.
“Ogbaru LGA and other Communities at the banks of River Niger must know that whenever Biafra comes they will never expirence this kind of calamity, because Biafra Engineers will ensure that there is sensible urban planning and enough Sea defense to stop any sort of flood from River Niger to overflow to the sorrunding Communities.
“We understand that the Government of Nigeria is not concerned about any Ecological interventions nor environmental protection in Biafra Land. These and many more are the injustices that Biafra Nation will address when the time comes.”