Fighting IPOB with a faceless group is laughable, Nnamdi Kanu tells FG.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the federal government of fighting IPOB with fake and non-existent group.
A certain group in Coalition of South East Professionals Network in
Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), had on January 9, written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, telling him to “write the governments of United Kingdom and Isreal, requesting the extradition of Kanu to face the law for alleged treasonable felony.”
The group described Kanu as a fugitive who escaped the law after being granted bail following his arrest and
detention over treasonable felony.
In the letter signed by the group’s National President, Prof. Madumere Chika and National Secretary, Mazi
Anayo Uchemba, it alleged that the “IPOB leader is hiding under the cordial relationship between the two nations and Nigeria to plan and launch attacks on Nigeria with a view to destroying it.”
Responding to the development, the spokesperson of IPOB, Emma Powerful, said that the group is a faceless one, describing the letter as laughable.
Powerful - who said that Kanu and IPOB had become a nightmare to Nigeria - challenged the purported group, CSEPNND, to hold a Live press briefing if they existed.
The statement reads: “The use of fake and non-existent groups and
associations by agents of the Nigerian government in a
laughable attempt to blackmail our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is confirmation that the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) is the greatest nightmare of
the failed government of the Federal Republic of
“We find it amusing that a purported statement was circulated and credited to another Department of State.
Services manufactured non-existent group they named Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), all to give the erroneous impression that a handful of ‘Efulefus’ is against the IPOB-led effort to restore
“A ghost group that only exists in the deranged mind of DSS propaganda unit operatives, in which it was reported the said group petitioned the UK and Israeli governments requesting the repatriation of our leader,
Mazi Nnamdi. How utterly ridiculous!
“Why DSS has chosen to continue to disgrace itself by creating these fake groups is beyond human comprehension. Such a weak and tactless strategy will not distract us. If indeed such a group exists, why can’t they conduct a live press briefing to convince the
people of Biafra they are real by showing us their
“This same ineffective strategy has been tried in the past when they created their fake new–IPOB, IPOD,
RENPOB, RENIPOB, SEXIPOB and other non-existent groups using fake Igbo names as signatories. They
failed then; they will also fail again this time.
“Our response to such a lame script has not changed. If the so-called CSEPNND is real and identifiable, let them show us their faces and give us their contact address to take them seriously.
“If the self-acclaimed leaders of CSEPNND, the
imaginary Professor Madumere Chika, and Mazi Anayo Uchemba, are not robots but truly Igbo sons as they
claimed, let them mention their communities and
“It’s high time the DSS left Nnamdi Kanu and kin.