Ebonyi state Governor, Engr. David Umahi, on Sunday said the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, threatened to kill him and four other state governors in the southeast.
Umahi, who also serves as Chairman of the South East governors’ Forum, disclosed this while speaking on Sunday at the Nkwegu Military Cantonment in Abakaliki, the state capital, during the inauguration of Operation Python Dance (Egwu Eke) phase III, by the Nigerian Army.
The governor said the IPOB issued the threat via a text message sent to his wife adding that the approach of the secessionist group was preposterous and smacked of terrorism
His word, “Just few days back, they sent text message to my wife that the five governors of the South-East would be kidnapped and that their security would be overpowered and that after ransoms were paid, they would kill them and kill themselves.
“That is laughable; although as a leader in the zone, I must say that some of their complaints are genuine; but the approach is very bad. That is why the leaders of south-east are not in support of their approach.”