The indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has vowed that there was no going back in its push to liberate the people of the region from Nigeria.
The IPOB was responding to the claim by the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, who had frowned over the on-going peace meeting between the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, describing it as “a sabotage of no consequence.”
The IPOB described the BZF as “stout who masquerade themselves as freedom fighters, adding that Biafran was not about publicity stunts or making laughable childish statements.”
The IPOB said it cannot be a sale out, adding that it was a transparent organisation rooted in the fanatical ideology of Biafra restoration via referendum as preached by their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The group, in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said, “IPOB does not respond to touts who masquerade as freedom fighters.
“There’s an Igbo adage that says that not every rain that falls deserve to have its water collected. Biafra restoration is not about publicity stunts or making outlandishly ridiculous childish statements to the media to attract attention.
“It is an indictment of character of desperation in some individuals that they feel compelled to meddle into issues that are clearly above their station. IPOB is the largest mass movement in the world, we don’t respond to every passing rant from desperate individuals without any following.
“We recognise the appeal commenting about IPOB related matters may have on any attention seeking individual in order to raise their profile for whatever self serving motive they wish to accomplish.
“There are bound to be in every society, shameless self publicists that will say or do anything to make them feel noticed. It is actually a state of mental disorder. Such individuals are opportunistic, fake and lacking in self confidence.
“IPOB is a transparent organisation rooted in the fanatical ideology of Biafra restoration via referendum as preached by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB is not for restructuring and can never be. Our civil disobedience approach will continue until Biafra is restored.
“Agents of Nigerian security agencies, hiding under the cloak of pro-Biafra group or groups are too impetuous, ignorant and naive to understand what is happening between IPOB and Ohaneze Ndigbo.
“At the end of the dialogue between us, Ohaneze Ndigbo will either live up to its obligations of rigorous defence of Igbo Biafra interest or be rendered impotent and irrelevant. Those are the two choices confronting them.”