The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, has distanced itself from yesterday’s attack on Labour Party’s rally grounds, stressing that those working for politicians and agents are dressing in their insignias and attacking LP rally grounds.
In a statement Wednesday, the Media and Publicity Secretary of the IPoB, Emma Powerful, said it never instructed anyone to threaten or attack election rally grounds, stressing that if it wished to engage in any political activity, it would make it open. The Nigerian Government and its security agencies will be aware.
It said: “We, the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, condemn those who used the IPOB and Biafra insignias in what we knew as a state-sponsored attack on the Labour Party rally ground in Enugu State to blackmail IPOB.
“IPOB, under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, never instructed anyone to threaten or attack election campaign grounds. If IPOB wishes to do so, we will make it open, and the Nigerian government and its security agencies will hear the sounds.
“Anybody or criminal group hired for such impersonation and demonisation will soon incur the wrath of IPoB volunteers and ESN operatives.
“Our intelligence unit, the M.Branch, intercepted the secret arrangements where some few Fulani soldiers and terrorists in Nigeria security agencies especially DSS and the military planned to hire some criminals to attack rally grounds to incriminate IPOB and ESN with Biafra flags and insignias and tag it on ESN members when we did not attack campaign grounds.
“In doing so, they forgot that IPOB and ESN will not in any way desecrate the hallowed Biafra flag in the name of political attacks.”