Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has claimed that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was externalising its campaign by writing to foreign governments and parliaments.
According to Mohammed, IPOB is alleging genocide against the Igbo in Nigeria.
“IPOB has decided to externalise its campaign. It has written to governments and parliaments in the West alleging genocide in the south-east. Even a dictionary definition of ‘genocide’ does not support that claim.
“IPOB has also engaged in using highly-emotive videos of killings, which it harvested from other lands and were doctored to hoodwink the international community,” he told State House correspondents on Wednesday.
Mohammed also alleged that IPOB’s financial headquarters was in France.
“We have the records, we know IPOB collects money from many people from diaspora; they collect money from many people in Nigeria, they collect money from some foreign countries, this is clear,” he said.
“Let me tell you, the financial headquarters is in France, we know, but you see, can you as a government stop sending money to your parents? You have to block the sources of finance, that is what I said recently.”