The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has debunked allegations that it murdered Prophet Anthony Nwoko, Concise News understands.
This online news medium had earlier reported that Prophet Nwoko who was a staunch advocate of Biafra was murdered last week at his Enugu State residence.
A former Niger Delta militant leader Asari Dokubo had on Monday accused the leader of the pro-Biafra group Nnamdi Kanu of killing Nwoko.
“Cleric Nwoko,” Asari said, “was allegedly assassinated by agents of Nnamdi Kanu to silence him because he opposed Nnamdi Kanu’s way of camouflaging under the Biafra struggle to enrich himself.”
However, IPOB in a statement on Radio Biafra exonerated its leader for the death of the cleric.
It described the allegations as a plot to blackmail IPOB and its leader Nnamdi Kanu.
“This is the clip of the contractor working hard to blackmail IPOB,” IPOB noted. “Asari forgot that before he embarks in this kind of blackmail he should prepare himself very well hoping that he is coming to meet the almighty IPOB.”
It added that: “We meet problems head-on, IPOB does not run away from enemies and since Asari has presented himself as an enemy to our collective survival we shall treat him as an enemy.”