Following the declaration by the Nigerian military, the Indigenous People of Biafra has said it is a non-violent movement and that it has never carried arms or killed anyone.
Prince Kanu, the younger brother of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who spoke on behalf of the group in an interview with Channels Television, on Friday, September 15, said: “It is very, very laughable that that is coming from a military intelligence officer. One, IPOB is a non-violent movement.”
“We do not carry arms; we’ve never asked anyone to kill for us neither have we killed anyone. If you look at our records, our records are clean and straight.”
The group also denied the allegation, insisting that it had neither carried arms nor harassed civilians.
“From inception, Nnamdi Kanu made it clear to the whole world that we are non-violent freedom fighters and that is the way it has been,” Prince Kanu said.
In a previous report, the Nigerian military had categorized the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.
The DHQ in a statement signed by the director of defence information John Eneche said after due professional development and recent developments and activities of the group, it has become important to notify the public that IPOB and its members are not as nonviolent as they claim.
Eneche also warned parents and unsuspecting residents of the southeast and the general public to advice their wards against joining the group.