The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the Nigerian Army should be held responsible in any foul play in the death of its member Prophet Anthony Nwoko.
While reacting to the death of the prophet, IPOB said: “If the motive behind the sponsored news announcing the unfortunate demise of the Enugu based freelance ‘prophet’ Anthony Nwoko and his previous association with our leader, is to dampen or deflect attention from the earth-shattering worldwide broadcast scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019, on Radio Biafra, then they better be informed that their plans have failed woefully.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will broadcast, that mankind may know the evil that Nigeria has become.
“This diversionary tactics of planting a sensational story in APC sympathetic newspapers is meaningless and will never work.
“Who ever it was within the Nigerian security apparatus that dreamt up this ruse is a colossal failure because we IPOB have faced worse and come out stronger.
“Should independent autopsy confirm any foul play in the reported death of Anthony Nwoko, then DSS and Army will be held accountable.
“Their recent spate of abductions and killings across Biafraland is proof, if any is needed, that they would commit whatever atrocity they can, in the hope of implicating IPOB.”
It added that “The media should be mindful not to prejudice the uninvestigated circumstances surrounding the passing of Anthony Nwoko in order not to become unwitting agents of dark forces that wish to tarnish the image of IPOB at any given opportunity.
“As a movement rooted in the principles of democratic values and all it entails, IPOB will always welcome criticisms from all quarters because the Biafra we are seeking to build will be an open tolerant society.
“We must however caution that Biafrans should be mindful of the opportunities their perceived hostility towards Biafra liberation might present to those seeking to exploit it for the benefit of the Fulani ‘One Nigeria’ caliphate agenda.
“Enemies of Biafra within and outside the East will seek out every available avenue to damage the stellar standing of IPOB and her leadership and they will never ever stop until we recognise the danger they pose to us all.”