The IPOB leader in a statement released on Thursday accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of sponsoring insecurity in the region.
Kanu said the plan is to pave way for the military to invade the southeast and kill more people.
The group leader in a statement released through the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, called on the Federal Government to focus more on crushing bandits and terrorists.
A statement by Powerful reads partly: “Nothing can change our resolve to free Biafra from the Nigeria bondage. No amount of propaganda by the Government can make us change our minds. In case the Presidency doesn’t know, BIAFRA is more imminent than they think. The night is far spent, and the new dawn is almost here with the Rising Sun of our great nation at the threshold!
The threat by the Presidency to order military operation to crush the animals disturbing the peace in South East has simply confirmed our alarm all the while that the federal government is the one sponsoring the escalating insecurity in the zone to provide an excuse for another military operation to kill more innocent Biafrans. It’s only unfortunate that the political elite for their selfish interests has failed to realize this.
But we ask the Presidency to first crush the bandits and terrorists overrunning the entire North and middle Belt before embarking on any military operation in the South East, otherwise, they may have to prepare very well.”