The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned purported removal of existing, though obsolete rail lines in Southeast, attributing it to handiwork of Federal Government.
The group alleged that the removal is not unconnected to the federal government’s hatred against Ndigbo.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said the move would not hinder its efforts towards realization of Biafra Republic.
The seperatist group further noted that it was not afraid of the steps, promising its members of its soon laying of its own railways in the region that would link it with Ambazonia and other African Countries.
The statement reads in part: “We condem the continued removal of existing though obsolete rail lines in Biafraland particularly in Igbo territory.
“The rail lines in Igboland were built by their colonial masters who saw the need for Igboland to be connected by railroads because we were one of the most civilized nations around, and also an industrial hub then as well as now.
“Nigeria Government is removing these railtracks claiming they are using it to repay Eastern States China government loans. We ask them, when did Eastern states borrow money from China?