- The presidency has come heavily against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for alleged false claims
- Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, claims that IPOB is hiding under Christianity to paint Nigeria in negative colours
- Shehu urges international bodies to visit Nigeria just confirm that IPOB lied against the government
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is taking advantage of the Christian religion in Nigeria to carry out some negative campaigns against Nigeria, the presidency has alerted.
According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, June 7, IPOB is championing what the presidency calls a false allegation that Christians are being persecuted in Nigeria.
Presidential spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, said in a statement that the Nigerian government is aware of two 'interconnected campaigns' that IPOB is championing.
The campaigns try to attract the US, the UK, and the European allies against the Nigerian government.
The statement said in the quest to win sympathy, IPOB gives the impression that the Nigerian government is autocratic.
The Nigerian government warned citizens of the country and the international community to avoid being bought by the sentiments deployed by IPOB.
Garba noted that IPOB's current campaign is funded with a monthly $85,000 USD since October 2019, with no records of the source of this funding.
He urged international bodies to visit Nigeria and discover that the claims of IPOB are false and meant to tarnish the image of the country.
He pleaded with international groups and societies to visit and confirm that IPOB is only championing falsehood.
According to him, the international bodies "are welcome to send representatives to Nigeria and give a lie to the false claims made by these terrorist groups."
He claimed that IPOB was only swindling the international community of their money and involving them in conducts and activities disguised to destroy the peaceful co-existence of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people and government of Katsina state of renewed efforts to improve the security of lives and property in the state, and other parts of the country.
The president gave the assurance in a meeting with Governor Aminu Bello Masari, at the State House on Thursday, June 4.