By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The federal government and the Directorate of State Services(DSS) have been warned over the continued detention of the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah.
The Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) in a press release signed by its media and publicity secretary, Mr Emma Powerful described the detention of Ubah as sabotage of businesses belonging to Igbo businessmen.
The group warned that it would unleash its wrath on the federal government and the DSS should anything happen to Ubah in prison.
It said: â€œWe want the DSS to know that an attack on Ifeanyi Ubah is an attack on Biafra; the DSS should know that we are watching on this matter and must continue following it until it gets to its logical conclusion.”
The group said such actions(detention) were indicative that the people of the area were no longer needed in Nigeria.
It wondered why a court of competent jurisdiction would order the release of Ubah yet the Department of State Services would continue to hold him.
â€œWe have been informed by IPOB intelligence unit that this Ifeanyi Uba arrest by the DSS was the perfection of hard economic policies against our people and strangulation of Igbo businessmen in Nigeria.
â€œThe ground plan to stop every business controlled by our people in Nigeria is eating deep in Nigeria economy because our people are the major businessmen in Nigeria today .
â€œArresting Dr. Ifeanyi Uba because of his legitimate business proves to all and sundry that we are no more needed in the contraption called Nigeria.
The group vowed to resist such policies against the people of the area, adding thatâ€œIt is pathetic that well meaning Nigerians are keeping quiet over the continued damage the DSS is causing Nigeria.
â€œWe want to state it categorically clear to all the North dominated DSS and other politicians that nothing should happen to our brother, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah because he committed no crime against anybody or Nigeria state.
“In line with this, we warn that Ifeanyi Ubah should be released before it is too late or they will see the power of IPOB under Nnamdi Kanu in all over the world; we cannot afford to watch them continue to humiliate and intimate him for no just cause.