The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has debunked claims by the Department of State Services (DSS) that IPOB is plotting to attack banks to get money to purchase arms.
The group, in a statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, described the allegation as a poor script, adding that IPOB produces its arms locally.
Emma said, “We are not looking for money to buy arms because we produce our arms locally.”
He assured banks in the area of safety, saying that IPOB members were freedom fighters and not criminals.
Part of the statement read, “The DSS is propelling this wicked propaganda to blackmail Eastern Security Network (ESN) and IPOB and dent our global reputation.
“IPOB and ESN are not criminals and we have no plans or agenda to touch any institution particularly banks.
“We are not looking for money to buy arms because we produce our arms locally and cannot attack or kidnap anybody for ransom. “We don’t inflict pains on the people we are fighting for their freedom. DSS must stop this rubbish and engage their time on something more meaningful. This poor script cannot fly… ESN has never left its mandate which is to defend Biafra land against Fulani terrorists and killer herdsmen.
“All banks in Biafraland must be wary of the DSS because it is possible they are planning to sponsor attacks on banks and turn around, as usual, to blame it on IPOB and ESN.”
The group also sounded a note of warning to criminal elements trying to hijack or hide under the movement to desist or be ready to face the consequences.