The Biafra Youth League of Nations, BNYL, has reacted to a recent threat issued against Igbos in the Niger Delta by young people from the Niger Delta concerned about the alleged attack on Chibuike Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation in Madrid, Spain.
Last week, Amaechi said Friday that he was attacked by some “wrong” Nigerians in Madrid.
The indigenous peoples of Biafra, IPOB, confirmed that their members attacked Amaechi in Spain.
Following IPOB’s claim, the youth in question in the Niger Delta had given IPOB a seven-day ultimatum to apologize to Amaechi or the property belonging to Igbos in the Niger Delta would be destroyed.
The BNYL, in a statement to the POSTARY DIARY, disassociated its members from the youth of the Niger Delta concerned that they issued an ultimatum to the Igbo people.
In a statement signed jointly by the Deputy Leader of BNYL, Ebuta Ogar Takon and the Chief of Staff of the group, Linus Essien, BNYL lashed out at the youth, saying that another section of the Niger Delta was not part of the threat, describing it as shameful . .
The group reminded the aggrieved youth of their Igbo names and the Igbo-related languages spoken in Rivers State.
The group added that Ikwerre cannot hide under the name of Niger Delta to attract other sections to xenophobic actions.
The statement added: “We advise you to channel your strength to the Fulani shepherds if they have the power, not to hide in a room to issue threats on behalf of all the Niger Deltans.
“It baffles us that those who issue the threats do not even know they are part of the Igbo tribe, Amaechi himself has made so many public appearances stating that he is a proud Igbo, even his brother was Secretary of Ohanaeze.
“Then IPOB attacks him because he is an igboman like Senator Ike Ekweremadu.”
BNYL dismissed the threat and urged the Igbos to ignore it, adding that “There was no Bakassi man there, no Ejagham man was there, not even an Ibibio man was there.
“Even Amaechi has ruled out the rumors of his alleged attack, so they are alone, we are not part of them and our members and followers in the Niger Delta are not among them.”