The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the former militant warlord, Asari Dokubo, of collaborating with Governors and other individuals in the Niger Delta to recruit cultists to carry out attacks against the Southeast.
In a statement on Monday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB accused Asari of blaming such attacks on its members and the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
According to the pro-Biafra group, the former militant has sealed his contract with the Nigerian Government and some Southeast politicians in recruiting Ijaw youths to fight Biafra agitators.
According to Powerful, “We are the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU. We wish to remind Biafrans and the people living in the coastal region of Biafraland, which Nigeria falsely called South-South or Niger Delta, that it has come to the knowledge and attention of the global family of IPOB, how Asari Dokubo and his co-travellers are recruiting cultists and some deluded and gullible Niger Delta militants to fight against the Biafra cause.
“We don’t want to dignify Asari and his criminal recruits with a response, but for clarity’s sake, we decided to make this public so that people should not blame us if anything happens.
“Biafrans living in both coastal areas and hinterland are all part of our great nation. They must understand that Asari and his few traitors are trying to create confusion between Igbo Biafra and Izon Biafra, but we are waiting for his recruited boys. He should not think that we are cowards. Let him venture and see what we are capable of doing.
“IPOB intelligence unit uncovered plan of how Asari is moving around coastal areas of Biafra land recruiting cultists and demented fellows to join the wicked Nigeria security forces, evil politicians including some governors in the South East Region to attack people and blame it on IPOB and ESN operatives. The public should know about this wicked plot in the coastal areas of Biafra by a few enemies of Biafra restoration.
“Asari Dokubo has sealed his contract with the Nigerian Government and some SouthEast politicians in recruiting Ijaw youths to fight Biafra agitators in Biafra hinterland precisely IPOB and ESN operatives.”