IPOB disowns video threatening to assassinate president Buhari
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has distance itself from a video posted on the internet which showed a group of people with Biafran flags threatening to assassinate President Muhammadu Buhari so he step foot in the South-east region.
In a video shared online on Tuesday, some individuals dressed in all-black attire covered their faces in a way similar to the terrorist group Boko Haram and had Biafran flags displayed around them in a location that looks like a forest.
In a prepared speech, they also promised to kill any governor from the South-East who is associated with bringing Buhari into the South-East.
In a statement signed by the Spokespersons of the group, Dr. Clifford Iroanya and Mr. Emma Nmezu, the group said it does not intend to go into armed struggle nor are they into any form of terrorism.
It said it has also chosen the peaceful and bloodless path of restoration of Biafra through the instrumentality of United Nations’ mandated and supervised Referendum.
To achieve this objective, it maintained it has joined the Lower Niger Independence Movement (LONIM) which it sees as a coalition platform for all pro-independence and self-determination groups.
It said it is partnering with other groups to strengthen LONIM to achieve its objective and does not believe in violence and will never support any action that will lead to loss of lives and properties.
It cautioned groups that are sponsoring terrorism to desist from using the name of Biafra.
The group said it wanted the world to note that it is not a terrorist organization.
It reiterated: “The restoration of the Nation of Biafra is a divine project whose time has come and is, therefore, unstoppable, unquenchable, irreversible, and irrevocable.”