IPOB protesters Photo: twitter

The Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) has stated that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that held a protest at the weekend in major roads of Onitsha, Anambra State, were not Anambrarians.

The protesters warned Anambrarians against partaking in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, threatening that whoever votes will die.

Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, BIM Director of Information Chris Mocha said the protesters were young men and women imported from other Southeast states.

He urged voters to ignore the posters being pasted in some communities by the proscribed IPOB directing people to boycott the November 18 poll in the state.

Mocha said: ”It is only a group that has no agenda for Biafra that will be calling for stay at home two times in six months.

”While awaiting the emergence of a new Biafra, BIM would continue to support good governance just as it is being experienced now in the state.”

BIM spokesperson stated that members of the IPOB leadership, including Nnamdi Kanu, were expelled members of MASSOB found guilty of engaging in anti-MASSOB activity.

”MASSOB BIM is a non violence body unlike IPOB that uses violence which prompted its being labeled a terrorist group and proscribed,” he said.