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IPOB slams Buhari "sponsorship" of impostor group

26 August 2016, 18:28

Lagos - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of States Services (DSS) of sponsoring individuals to pose as members of IPOB, thereby creating an impression of divisions among the pro-Biafra group.

Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, spokesperson for IPOB, said the “nondescript” individuals were using "non-existent names" to come up with acronyms that have “Biafra“ in them.

He claimed within the last 24 hours, as of Friday, the government of Buhari had sponsored three different groups all claiming headship or ownership of IPOB.

“One of the groups even boasted that they have sacked the leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. This is becoming comical and ludicrous,” said Iroanya.

“Buhari and DSS have descended so low that they now take advantage of jobless youths and engage them in ‘Hunger Games.’”

He said rampant joblessness in the country had left youth vulnerable.

Also read: IPOB invokes 'spirits of the dead' to avenge Biafra killings

“Because there is hunger in Nigeria and there is no shortage of hungry and jobless youths enough to do anything, Buhari requires them to do his bidding especially in experimenting in ‘Hunger Games’ in Biafraland.”

Iroanya said this was IPOB’s last official response to the so-called hungry nonentities associating themselves with IPOB.

“We hereby urge the public to ignore these poor and wretched souls who have been engaged by Buhari and the DSS as major actors in ‘The Hunger Games’ being staged in Biafraland,” said Iroanya.

“IPOB under the leadership of Kanu is intact and shall continue to be intact till Biafra is restored and beyond.”

IPOB, whose leader has been in detention for months without charge, is advocating for the independence of Biafra, the former secessionist state in eastern Nigeria. 

- CAJ News


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