- Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra seems not tired of the struggle as he has spoken again
- Through two of the organisation's spokespersons, Kanu replied the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Niger Delta
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has again replied the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Niger Delta (MEND) insisting that unlike MEND, it is not ready to fall to the federal government.
IPOB, in a report by The Sun, said Nnamdi Kanu, their leader who had been in detention for many months now, is not ready to surrender to the government or renounce his dream whether in secret or in the open.
It warned MEND to stop making deceitful, frivolous, malicious and baseless statements.
In a statement by two spokespersons of IPOB, Emma Mmezu and Dr Clifford Iroanya, the group said MEND was working with the federal government to frustrate the struggle to gain Biafra.
MEND had said it got a concession from the federal government, which is insisting that Kanu must renounce Biafra in public.
It warned Kanu to do what the government demanded, but IPOB has said Kanu will not denounce his struggle.
IPOB said: "We hereby remind MEND that we are into Biafra restoration in order to free the enslaved people of Biafra and by extension other parts of Nigeria that are under the hegemony of Hausa-Fulani domination.
"We are not into money-making venture… meaning that we are not ‘career freedom fighters’ but we are constrained by time to get Biafra liberated from the British criminality called Nigeria.
"We advise all discerning people and lovers of freedom to discountenance any press release from MEND because they have officially taken the task of media and publicity arm a security agent.
"Nnamdi Kanu shall never ever renounce Biafra whether in secret or in the open and he and the entire IPOB stand strongly with the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
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"Together, we shall restore the nation of Biafra while MEND continues to operate as the official media and publicity arm of government.
"By the way, what has renouncing of Biafra got to do with discussions between federal government and MEND.
"Why is MEND interested in Biafra and Nnamdi Kanu’s release on the one hand and on the other hand assert that ‘Biafra Republic’ aims to annex the Niger Delta region as part of its territory?
"Is MEND that poorly educated that they are unaware that the last head of state of Biafra before the war ended in January is from the same Niger-Delta?"
IPOB had also earlier slammed MEND accusing the latter of lack of understanding of what freedom fighting means.