The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reiterated its support for the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers.
IPOB has also warned the Federal Government that it will order youths in the south east region to join the Niger Delta Avengers if the government carries out any attack against them.
In a statement signed by Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya, who are IPOB spokespersons, the group said the Avengers have been calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and so they would not hesitate to give their own support.
The statement read: “For the avoidance of doubt, the Avengers are fighting for the freedom of the people of Biafra and not for amnesty payment or for resource control as some commentators would like to believe. When Biafra is finally liberated from the bondage called Nigeria, resources shall be controlled by the owners of the land where those resources are located. The perennially incompetent Nigerian Government should stop deceiving the entire world into believing that what the freedom fighters of Avengers are demanding is resource control.
“Amnesty is associated with criminality and a people who are fighting for their freedom should not be unjustly termed criminals. The notion and talk of amnesty for our own freedom fighters (the Avengers or NDA) is a misnomer and should be taken out of any discourse. On the contrary, amnesty should be granted to the Nigerian Government especially to those from the criminal class masquerading as elites who unjustly appropriated oil and gas wells and other resources in Biafra land to themselves and their cohorts to the detriment of the masses. These robbers should be associated with amnesty for their economic criminality not the Avengers.
“Most of the leaders of the compromised groups are speaking against the great work that the NDA are doing. These shameless scavenging Hausa-Fulani sponsored slaves in Biafraland have placed the needs of their stomach and their families above the overall national interest of the liberation of their people who are under the enslavement of the Nigerian Government in concert with the British Government who have never supported the liberation of any christian country in the world.
“We reiterate that IPOB is totally and absolutely in support of the NDA as they march towards the unconditional liberation of our people from the evil grip of Nigerian Government. We plead with the Avengers not to be discouraged by the comments and antics of these so-called leaders of these compromised groups and some other charlatans who parade themselves as freedom fighters.
“The Avengers should know that the only ally they have now is IPOB under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB is warning the extremist Nigerian Government of Buhari that should they invade any part of Biafraland, as intelligence report indicate they are planning to, then IPOB will order every youth in Biafraland to join the Avengers to defend Biafra land. “