The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Tuesday, threatened to clamp down on distributors and consumers of Mkpuru Nmiri illicit drugs as well as other criminals that are terrorizing South-East geopolitical zone.
The group made this known in a statement signed by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful on Tuesday.
The statement reads in part: “We note with utter displeasure, a very ugly and disturbing trend among some youths in Biafra land who have resorted to the consumption of a destructive hard drug methamphetamine popularly known as ”Mkpuru Mmiri. This development is very strange and completely unacceptable.
“It is this same hard drug that renders Almajiris in the North useless, and we won’t allow this madness to creep in or fester among Biafran youths. We encourage every community to have departments to checkmate those selling and taking Mkpuru Mmiri.
“Our enemies wants to render many of youths useless, they have killed many before now thinking that their plans can reduce our youths, they changed to give them hard drugs. IPOB must checkmate them and they will not succeed. Our youths in various communities must ensure they report those involved in this madness to IPOB office for proper torturing because we don’t want this to creep into our territory.
“IPOB hereby declare war against this nonsense. We shall go after those taking or distributing this harmful illicit drug. Henceforth, anyone found peddling, consuming or in any way involved in the distribution of this illicit drug shall be decisively dealt with.
“Biafran youths are known for their enterprising spirit, entrepreneurship and diligence. IPOB will not allow evil men and unpatriotic elements to ruin or destroy the future of our youths with Mkpuru Mmiri.
“While we commend communities who have already risen to curb this evil, we solicit useful information about those behind the distribution of this illicit drug, so we will teach them in the language they understand.
“Our desire is that Biafra will be one of the best countries in the world and a role model for sister African countries. This is the mindset we want our youths to imbibe, and not the evil infested NIGERIA mentality,” the group stated.