Biafra: IPOB pledges support for Niger Delta Avengers

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niger-delta-militants_2The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has pledged support for the Niger Del­ta Avengers (NDA).

IPOB said the group is fighting for the freedom of the South East people.

The group stated cat­egorically that IPOB, under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu, has no connection with some groups that have dis­tanced themselves from the NDA.

A statement by IPOB pokespersons, Mr. Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya said: “NDA has consistently stated that Kanu’s release is a precon­dition for any discussion with Nigeria.

“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 to believe. When Biafra is finally re­alised, resources shall be controlled by the owners of the land where those resources are located. What the freedom fight­ers of NDA are demand­ing is resource control.

“Amnesty is associated with criminality and the people fighting for their freedom should not be unjustly termed crimi­nals.

“The notion and talk of amnesty for our own free­dom fighters (the NDA) is a misnomer and should be taken out of any dis­course.

“As far as IPOB and the generality of Biafrans are concerned, the NDA is doing the right thing by demanding freedom of our people.

“Unlike some groups pretending to be Biaf­ran freedom fighters, the NDA and IPOB have a common ideology and objective which is the absolute liberation of the nation of Biafra.

“It is no surprise, there­fore, that compromised groups have now come out to distance them­selves from genuine ef­forts of the NDA that is aimed at fulfilling the yearnings and expecta­tions of every Biafran. “We reiterate that IPOB is totally and absolutely in support of the NDA as they march towards the unconditional liberation of our people from the Nigerian government.” (Daily Sun)

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