The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Tuesday released the text of Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis address to over 35,000 IPOB members who gathered last Sunday at the Vatican City for the weekly Angelus, saying that Pope has warned their oppressors, the government and Nigeria Military and their agents to repent, stop killing Biafra agitators or face the wrath of god that will be catastrophic.The text of the Catholic Pontiff address which was made available to Vanguard by the IPOB Media and Publicity Officer, Mr. Emma Powerful, disclosed that the Pope advised the Biafra agitators and the crowd that gathered at St Peters Square from the balcony of the Apostolic Palace to be patient in all they are doing, that Gods patience towards their oppressors is without limit but the time for change of heart from their oppression is now.
IPOB quoted the Pontiff to have said that “it is never too late to convert an oppressor to change from his evil activities, including murderous activities, but it is urgent, it is now, let them begin today to change from their oppression and killing of innocent people through all sorts of violent means, including the jack boot of the military.
According to the pro Biafra group, said the Pope spoke on “invincible patience,” explaining how God’s “unyielding concern for sinners” should provoke patience in us, asking if we have you thought of God’s patience, have you even thought of his unyielding concern for sinners, how this should provoke patience among people, including governments, instead of killing people on slightest provocation or no provocation at all, let alone people who are protesting against unfair treatments or for something they feel is their rights.”
IPOB said the Pope told them that God does not permit tragedies to punish sins, rather, Jesus uses warnings that sinners will perish if they do not repent, adding that if the oppressors of peaceful agitators like the Biafra agitators in Nigeria fail to repent the wrath of God will be catastrophic against them.
The Pontiff according to IPOB, welcome the need to firmly and unreservedly focus on negotiations and dialogue between governments and agitators all over the world including Biafra agitators and the government of Nigeria, like done in Syria which has brought the current ceasefire in the country, involving government and rebel forces, which has entered its fourth day. “I invite all to pray so that this window of opportunity can give relief to the suffering people and agitators and encouraging the necessary humanitarian aid, and open the way to dialogue and much desired peace” he said.