IPOB DOS statement read: “It has come to the attention of the Directorate of States of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that the DSS is at it again with fake news of Biafra Army Camp in Israel.
“We need to be very unambiguous from the onset, that by fabricating such news about the non-existent Biafran Army camp in Israel, the Nigerian government through the DSS is hoping to take away the support the Biafra self-determination cause is enjoying in the international community and among well-meaning men and women in the world.
“The Directorate of State of Indigenous People of Biafra is, therefore, using this medium to inform the Biafran and the international community at large that at no time did our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, call for application into a non-existent army camp in Israel. “Our leader has used every opportunity that presented itself, to state and reiterate that the self-determination struggle by IPOB under his leadership is for the freedom of the Biafran people and the restoration of the sovereignty and independence of the Biafra nation, and will follow internationally recognized and guaranteed process and procedure.
“We, the IPOB, under the leadership of Mazi Kanu, have no need, therefore, to set up army camps anywhere for that matter and will not do so in the course of achieving the restoration of Biafra which is almost at hand.” Baywood jettisons Biafra, calls for restructuring Meantime, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Emperor Baywood Ibe, has jettisoned Biafra agitation and is now speaking on restructuring of Nigeria. Speaking in Enugu, Ibe said restructuring of Nigeria will make the country develop faster and reduce growing tension leading to calls for break up. Ibe who spoke shortly after attending APC Caucus meeting in Enugu said: “I believe that restructuring is the way to go.
What that means is that we will still be part of the united Nigeria, but we are governed by our regional wealth, our regional strength. “I’m one of the proponents of a weak centre because there is so much power, there is so much jostling to be at the centre because power is concentrated at the centre; but when you restructure and you weaken the centre, then people have to go back and use their ingenuity and creativity to develop the various regions like it used to be in the old days.”
Ibe said he was against actualization of Biafra republic because there were so much to gain in being part of a united country. He said,”Why are we trying to break away from this part of the world called Nigeria, because of what? What sheer strength do we have as a nation? “I believe that being part of a larger Nigeria will benefit the Igbo man more than anybody but provided always that we do politics the right way, we should do politics the right way and not politics of individualism and politics of self interest.”