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The Indigenous People of Biafra on Monday accused those it called Igbo political contractors of trying to strangulate the Biafra agitation.
The group said such “contractors” were envious of IPOB’s popularity and its demonstrable feat in the struggle.
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement in Awka, Anambra State, listed those sabotaging IPOB’s efforts in the struggle to include the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the South-East governors and Abuja political contractors.
The group said the Nigerian government and its security operatives brought violence into the Biafran agitation, insisting that IPOB had always engaged in non-violence and peaceful restoration of Biafra Republic.
Powerful said IPOB under the command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu would continue to implement non-violence and peaceful restoration of the Republic of Biafra, irrespective of the provocation by the Nigerian Army and their Igbo collaborators.
The statement stated, “From inception of this noble and globally respected family of IPOB under the command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, our sole mission has been to restore Biafra. We know that freedom from the concocted contraption called Nigeria is an expensive undertaking, both in terms of human life and resources.
“It was the Nigerian government and her security operatives that brought violence into the Biafran agitation, not IPOB. Should IPOB decide to engage in armed struggle at a future date, the world must hold the government of Buhari, Igbo governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo responsible.
“They brought war and death to us and they will one day, in the not too distant future, reap what they sowed.
He added, “We remain resolute in our quest for independence, no matter the high level of genocide.”