The Indigenous People of Biafra has declared that it has no links with the Biafra National Guard.
This was contained in a statement by the group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, which said that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, does not condone criminal acts, a philosophy the group adopts.
The statement read in part, “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by our prophet and indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to alert IPOB families worldwide and the international community that we do not know of a group called Biafra National Guard and should not be linked in a shape or form with this group whose activities do not correspond with IPOB’S fundamental objectives.
“We have observed the unpatriotic and nefarious activities of this group and we hereby unequivocally dissociate ourselves from the group and its activities.
“This group has no link whatsoever with IPOB and does not work for IPOB. IPOB has nothing to do with any group associated with criminality. Our mandate is the peaceful restoration of Biafra, anything other than this will have nothing to do with us.”
The group, in the statement, also distanced itself from criminal acts such as extortion and kidnapping stating that anybody caught in such acts would be dealt with by IPOB.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU does not encourage criminality or any action injurious to the people of Biafra. We don’t encourage extortion or forceful collection of fuel and other lubricants from any petrol station in Biafraland. This is the criminality that cannot be condoned in Biafra land.
“Anybody or group caught in such barbaric act will be seriously dealt with. Some evil politicians are using crimially minded elements to foment trouble in our land,” the statement added.