The allegation by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), through his Director of Information, Chris Mocha, that The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was plotting to attack him, has been denied.
IPOB spokesperson Emma Powerful, described the allegation as ‘ranting and fallacious’ in a statement released to reporters on Thursday.
The IPOB statement read, ‘IPOB does not consider it worthwhile to dignify the ranting by Uwazurike and Chris Mocha, they are a band of attention seekers, if not for the sake of the gullible who may be easily deceived by fabricated tales we won’t respond to this falsehood from them.
‘Accusing IPOB of planning to attack Uwazuruike is a bare-faced lie from the pit of hell. IPOB cannot condescend so low as to attacking him because we have no issues with him.
‘It is possible that those who normally pay him to sabotage Biafra freedom may have planned to attack him and blame it on IPOB to demonise us.
‘The same people may have asked Mocha to raise this false alarm so that when they eventually strike nobody will look their direction. We are used to their antics.
‘IPOB under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has no plans whatsoever to attack Uwazurike or anybody. We are not violent. Our preoccupation is the freedom of our Leader and the ultimate restoration of the Biafra republic.
‘We have no time for distractions like Uwazurike and his type. Our target is to secure and protect our ancestral land from the Futa Jaleon invaders who have the agenda to take over, Fulanise and Islamise Nigeria.
‘Uwazuruike and his group MASSOB should Leave IPOB and ESN alone because they are not our problem. We are much concerned about the existential dangers posed by Fulani bandits masquerading as herdsmen on a mission to take over our land for Islamisation.
‘Ralph Uwazuruike should understand that IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is too busy and preoccupied with the Biafra project to be looking for a fly like him. Powerful stated.
A statement by Uwazuruike released through, Mocha, earlier on Wednesday, alleged that IPOB wanted to kill Uwazuruike.