The Indigenous People of Biafra have claimed that their weapons are manufactured locally.
This was claimed by the secessionist party on Thursday, when debunking an allegation attributed to the Department of State Services that IPOB was planning to target banks in order to obtain funds to buy weapons.
Emma Powerful, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, called the accusation “a poor script.”
“We are not looking for money to purchase weapons because we manufacture our arms locally,” he said.
While assuring banks in the area of safety, the pro-Biafra publicist said IPOB members were freedom fighters and not criminals.
The group’s statement read in part, “The DSS is propelling this wicked propaganda to blackmail Eastern Security Network and IPOB, and dent our global reputation.
“IPOB and ESN are not criminals, and we have no intentions or agenda to target any organization, particularly banks.” We don’t need money to buy guns because we make them ourselves and can’t threaten or abduct people for ransom. DSS must put an end to this nonsense and devote their time to something more important. This crappy script isn’t going to fly… ESN has never abandoned its mandate of defending Biafra territory from Fulani terrorists and killer herdsmen.”
“All banks in Biafraland must be careful of the DSS because it is likely that they are trying to fund attacks on banks and then blame it on IPOB and ESN,” the statement continued.
The group has stated that any armed robbery gang that tries to tarnish the image of IPOB and ESN will be sorry for their actions.