A new militant group, the Biafra Avenger has threatened to kill President Muhammadu Buhari, members of his entire family and all governors in “Igboland”.
The group also declared the South East a no fly zone, issuing a one month ultimatum to the federal government to release detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“This video is for you the corrupt leaders of the zoo called Nigeria. Buhari’s family will die soon, and most especially that one called Zara, that is the name I gave to my dog. Buhari has been holding our director.
“I want Buhari to know that nobody has the monopoly of violence, this is the time for him to lose some members of his family.
“Release our director, Nnamdi Kanu now, if you want any negotiations and you must release him before the end of this month. Today is the 7th of July.”
Those were the words of a self-acclaimed leader of a new militant group, ‘Biafra Avengers’, which emerged in a new video released on Thursday but went viral yesterday.
The man, who identified himself as Ogone Ogochukwu, claims to be a leader of a group that is sympathetic towards the cause of both Niger Delta Avengers and pro-Biafra agitators.
In the video that lasted eight minutes, 55 seconds, Ogochukwu, while threatening to kill President Muhammadu Buhari and all members of the nation’s first family, warned that the consequences would be grave if the Federal Government failed to heed his warning.
The troubling video showed a young man in dark glasses, dressed in camouflage and a bullet-proof vest reading from a prepared speech with the Biafran flag hanging behind him.
Apart from the threat to the government to release Kanu, the group also threatened to go after all the governors of the states that make up Igboland while declaring the old area known as Biafra as a ‘no fly zone’.
The new militants warned that they would bring down any aircraft that go against the group’s demands effective July 7.
He speaks further in the video: “If he fails to release our director, Nnamdi Kanu in the coming days, we warn, we will do what we want to do, and we will carry out our mission.
“After Buhari, we will go after all the governors in Igboland.
“Buhari should tell his military or Boko Haram members to release Biafra-land now, before the end of this month, otherwise what will become of you people, you will never forget it.
“We hereby warn all fake Igbos not to speak for us, we know those that are speaking for us, we will do anything to restore Biafra, more groups are coming, Buhari, you have not seen anything yet. The worst is coming if you fail to release our director.
“We have a link with Niger Delta Avengers. Nigeria will burn to ashes.
“Today is the 7th of July, I just want to give you serious warning, there should be no flying in Biafra-land. Biafra-land is hereby declared no fly zone’, if you try it, we will bring you down, get the warning now,” Ogochukwu said.
Advising security operatives not to bother looking for him, he said that he hailed from Orogun in Delta State and that he had no relations through whom he could be traced.
He asserted that he had nothing to lose if died in the course of the Biafran mission.
“I have no mum, I have no dad, I have no one to look unto, and so if I die today, what is the point? We are not losing anything. But we will make sure you lose your family, Buhari you will lose your family.
“Today is the 7th day of July 2016, I promise you that Aso Rock will burn; Rochas Okorocha and all the governors in Igboland, your lives are in danger.
“Buhari has just started a fight that he can not finish, we warned him.
“The unarmed Biafrans you are sending your army to kill are innovative, they are intellectuals, and they are warriors.
“They hardly start something but when they do, they don’t go back. We are Biafrans, we are the avengers, and we will come for you. Those against Biafra freedom, wait for us.”
“I plead with Igbos that have not joined any group to please look for groups to join, Hausas and Fulanis have no place in Biafra land; wake up, we will fight to the finish.
“Destroy anything destroyable in Biafra-land, Nigeria is a zoo created by Lord Lugard.
“This is Niger Delta Avengers and Biafra avengers number two. We are coming back,” he said.