The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have alleged that the Federal Government is secretly meeting with some human rights groups to blackmail IPOB and tag it a terror group.
The IPOB started this in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, who claimed that it had uncovered the agreement between the DSS, Army, Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in partnership with some civil society groups, where they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to propagate lies against it so that they will discontinue their freedom struggle.
The group further alleged that the government deliberately excluded Amnesty International, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Intersocity’ from the meeting, knowing that they would not be part of such wicked plans.
IPOB statement read in part: “The attention of the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, ably led by our great and tenacious leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the laughable and disgraceful meeting held by DSS, Army, Police, Civil Defence Corps in partnership with some civil society groups to join hands to propagate lies and false information against IPOB.
“We uncovered the meeting where agreement and MOU were signed with civil society groups and some human rights groups excluding, Intersociety, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The faceless human rights and civil society groups who agreed to peddle falsehood against IPOB and its family will be exposed and disgraced.
“Nigerian government and its security agencies are behind the killings and insecurity in Nigeria. They are only trying to use it to tag IPOB, a terror group, but they will not succeed because the world knows that we are not terrorists.”
“If we were terrorists, we cannot maintain our presence in over 100 nations. The lies being propagated against us by the Federal Government will continue to fail. Nigeria Army, DSS and Police created the insecurity in Nigeria and South-East to demonise IPOB and its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”