Monday 20 June 2016

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) supports Niger Delta Avengers

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday expressed support for the Niger Delta Avengers.

IPOB described the NDA, which has crippled oil production by blowing up pipelines as its “kith and kin.”

The pro-Biafran group made this known in a statement signed by its spokespersons, Mr. Emma Mmezu, and Dr. Chukwuemeka Iroanya.
“Parts of the statement read, “We, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, support our kith and kin — the Niger Delta Avengers, who are fighting for the freedom of our people from the enslaving Nigerian government.
“We want to place it on record that IPOB has no connection with some groups who are claiming on the pages of Nigerian newspapers that they do not support our fellow freedom fighters — the NDA.”
IPOB, which noted that the Niger Delta Avengers was not fighting for resource control, added that the group was also interested in the pro-Biafran struggle.
It added, “The NDA has consistently stated that the release of IPOB leader is a precondition for any discussion with Nigeria.
“Unfortunately, the Nigerian government has swept this demand under the carpet while magnifying the notion of amnesty payments and resource control as reasons for the NDA’s actions.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the NDA is fighting for the freedom of the people of Biafra and not for amnesty payment or for resource control as some commentators would like Nigerians to believe.
“When Biafra is finally liberated, resources shall be controlled by the owners of the land where those resources are located.

“The Nigerian government should stop deceiving the world into believing that what the freedom fighters of NDA are demanding is resource control.”

Credit: Punch

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