Abuja - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) welcomed a statement yesterday crediting President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly stating that he would not tolerate Biafra, with the group pointing out that they too would not tolerate Nigeria.
According to a Vanguard report, Emma Mmezu and Clifford Iroanya, spokespersons of IPOB, released a statement yesterday titled "Response to Ohanaeze and Buhari's disparaging remarks about Biafra on Al Jazeera."
According to the statement, IPOB stated that Ohanaeze was not mandated by their leader Nnamdi Kanu to negotiate for his release.
The group has also stated that they have not formed to merely agitate but also to restore Biafra or die in the process.
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IPOB has reiterated that all negotiations on their behalf can only be conducted by Nnamdi Kanu and no one else.
"We, the IPOB Worldwide have decided not to go back on the quest for restoration of Biafra. Nigeria is not bigger than USSR just as Buhari is not stronger than Michael Gobachev. Buhari can kill Biafrans as he did during the 1967 to 1970 civil war, but this time, it will not be the same," the group warned.
The response come just a day after the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), along with IPOB, warned Fulani herdsmen in the South-East to retreat to the Northern parts of the country in order to ensure their safety.
The groups have since stated that they would no longer tolerate the "systematic killing" of Biafrans and invasion of their land in the name of cattle grazing.
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