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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has alleged that the federal government of Nigeria is sponsoring fake news against it to give it a bad name.
The group made this claim in a statement by Emma Powerful, IPOB’s media and publicity Secretary which was made available to The Eastern Updates, he said; ‘The haste with which the Nigeria Government celebrated the said fake news, commending the UK Government for the imaginary but non-existent prescription-only confirmed that the Muhammadu Buhari controlled Federal Government of Nigeria is behind the fake news.’
The statement reads: ‘We are the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement worldwide ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Our attention has been drawn to the inaccurate and fake news purporting that the United Kingdom, UK Government has classified IPOB as a terrorist organisation.
‘We, therefore, wish to clarify that there is no iota of truth in the said malicious fake news planted and being peddled by the enemies of Biafra’s freedom and independence. Nothing more may be said than the clarification already given by the British High Commission in Abuja, to the effect that the said media report is untrue and should be disregarded.
‘The curiosity and childish haste with which the Nigerian Government celebrated the said fake news, commending the UK Government for the imaginary but non-existent proscription only confirmed that the Muhammadu Buhari controlled Federal Government of Nigeria is behind the fake news.
‘We are calling on the British government to change their minds about continuing to humiliate Biafra, this is not the jet age the world is going behind those old systems they used to humiliate Biafra that time stone age has gone and they should understand that Biafrans are human beings and they must benefit from Biafra when the time comes.
“Maybe the federal government easily forgets that the UK is not Nigeria where there is no rule of law and due process. NIGERIA unilaterally proscribed IPOB and designated IPOB terror organisations while freeing and compensating FULANI bandits, the real mass murderers. What hypocrisy.
“NIGERIA Government has been sponsoring insecurity and banditry in Biafra land and continues linking it with IPOB in its desperation to demonise IPOB and ESN operatives and present us as a terrorist organisation that we are not. Nigeria kills its own citizens like the recent case in Imo State where an Army couple was beheaded after the woman was allegedly raped can you believe this, all in a bid to nail IPOB and justify the likely military invasion of our land.’
‘NIGERIA Government should hide its face in shame for sponsoring a failed International propaganda against IPOB, they have removed their evil celebrations on tweeter. They are using hoodlums to sponsor violence in our land to create the impression that our Leader is leading a criminal organisation but they will keep failing.
“IPOB has been existing long before those criminals trying to blackmail the good work of IPOB in London for a long time. Nigeria media must be objective in their reportage and ensure they investigate news before giving the public wrong information that is not true. We commend the objective media platforms and enjoin others to emulate them and resist any attempt by Government to be used as a propaganda tool.
IPOB is a peaceful and nonviolent movement seeking to free Indigenous Nigerians from the bondage Fulani put every tribe in Nigeria. not terrorist activities in Nigeria.
While commending the British High Commission for putting the records straight, we still don’t know why British Government has not come out openly to condemn the numerous abductions, killings and rape by Fulani bandits and other terrorists in the South East Region especially the killings in Agatu of Benue, Sothertern Kaduna, Uzouwan in Nsukka Enugu State, plateau State and rest of Middle Belt Region since 2014.
The secessionist group was recently accused of the gruesome murder of a military couple.
The Eastern Updates