David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the federal government is working towards causing enmity between the Igbo-speaking Biafrans and the Ijaws in the country.
A press release by the group signed by the spokesperson of the group, Comrade Emma Powerful, which was made available to THISDAY in Awka stated that creating perceived splinter groups of IPOB and naming its leader as an Ijaw was an attempt to pitch the Igbos with the Ijaw.
The release stated that, “By carefully inserting a fabricated Ijaw name as the leader of this non-existent group of reprobates (for Re-IPOB), Buhari is looking to generate enmity between the Igbo-speaking part of Biafra and the people of Ijaw.
“In Buhari‘s thinking, he hopes to further make the restoration of Biafra an impossibility by entrenching perpetual enmity among various sections of Biafra-land,” he said.
The group berated the OhanezeNdigbo, describing the members as political jobbers who are not ashamed of their lowly political status in Nigeria.
Powerful said those thinking that IPOB is a pushover group are in for a shock, and added that the group will make them understand that no amount of divide and rule tactic will prevail. He said its leader, Mr. NnamdiKanu had on August 10, 2015 predicted creation of new fake IPOB groups, and has since prepared for it.