Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has said its agitation for secession from Nigeria is non-negotiable and that the only other alternative is death.
This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by the group’s spokespersons, Emma Nmezu and Clifford Iroanya.
IPOB in the statement stated that the group and its leader Mazi Kanu, are in full support of any group of dedicated and hardcore freedom fighters such as the Niger Delta Avengers [NDA], owing to the fact that they all share the same aspiration which is the liberation of our people.
Stressing that the restoration of the nation of Biafra is not subject to negotiation, and that if there should negotiations at all, it must be centered on asset sharing between Nigeria and Biafra and on the payment of reparations for money stolen from Biafrans by Nigeria through the 1970 twenty pounds deal and other subsequent acts of thievery by Nigeria against Biafrans.
It also that it is not involved nor in support of the ongoing dialogue between the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and officials of the Federal Government to end militancy in the Niger Delta and agitations in the Southeast.
Adding that it was understandable that MEND and the Federal Government are scavenging for relevance from their moribund status but warned them not to use the sacred name of IPOB or its leader as a means of survival.
“MEND and the Federal Government can conveniently carry out their operation without dragging the name of IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu into that shenanigan, as we are not interested in their devilish acts.
“We have stated unequivocally and without any fear of contradiction that we are fully in support of the NDA as they embark on freeing themselves from the British criminality called Nigeria, a contraption led by a man that committed treason on December 31, 1983.”
Meanwhile, the detained leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, recently spoke from his prison cell, maintaining that the restoration of the Biafra nation was not his individual decision but an assignment given to him by the Most High God (Chukwu-okike-abiama) from the time he was conceived.
Thus, warning that the mandate is not to be toyed with, as it is a venture that must be achieved under the eagle eyes of the IPOB, led by himself, an uphill task that must be executed in order to deliver his people out of the contraption called Nigeria, without fear of death.