The Presidency office in Nigeria disclosed yesterday that a top security agency in the country had unearth a plot by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to ignite a war in Nigeria. The ‘security scare conclusion’ is said to be based on “a very deep and wide investigation” by the agency working in collaboration with international partners.
The was is being planned under the guise of unfair prosecution of Christians in the country.
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, refuse to mention the name of security outfit, but advised the citizens to be wary of “divisive campaigns funded by foreigners.”
A popular Nigeria lawyer and Human Rights Activist (HRA) based in South Africa, Barrister Austin Okeke dismissed the Federal Government (FG) allegation on the matter as cheap propaganda that smacks of a leadership without bearing.
Okeke said the author of the trash (allegation) is not coherent enough and that no concrete message is conveyed in the allegation. He laughed it off saying: “No integrity and only tainted with with falsehood”.
The statement read: “Both are using the cover of Christianity and calling for a U.S. Special Envoy to be appointed to stop the ‘genocide’ of Christians in Nigeria. But the real purpose is to drive a wedge between the Nigerian government and its U.S. and UK/European allies. IPOB leadership of course self-proclaims as ‘Jewish’, a position not shared by the generality of the members”.
It added that: “For reasons of convenience, he (Nnamdi Kanu) claims to have an interest in the welfare of Christians – but this is a ruse: the case for independence, the leader believes, is strengthened by ‘proving’ the government of Nigeria is ‘autocratic’, engaged in a ‘silent slaughter’ of their own citizens along with religion and ethnic lines – and, that therefore, the only viable option for the unique religious and ethnic minority is a sovereign Biafra separate from Nigeria.
The presidency said Nigerians and the international community are advised to be wary of this divisive campaign.
It claimed available evidence shows it is being funded with monthly spending of $85,000 since October 2019, with no records of the source of this largesse.