Nigeria: No Hand in Rivers Church Explosion – IPOB


The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has denied any involvement in the purported attack of Nyesom Wike father’s church last Saturday.

In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said that violence is not part of its agenda in the quest to restore Biafra.

It said that Governor Nyesom Wike wants to use the unfortunate attack of his father’s church building to cover up the heinous crimes against humanity committed by his government against innocent Biafrans living in Obigbo Rivers State.

IPOB statement read: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the fabricated and state-sponsored propaganda peddled by Nyesom Wike and his co-travelers that peaceful and innocent members of IPOB are responsible for an alleged attack on his father’s building on Saturday night.

“We want to state categorically and for record purposes that IPOB knows nothing about the said purported attack. We do not indulge in explosive devices and we do not have any intention to do so in future.

“We have said it on numerous occasions that violence is not part of the agenda in our quest to restore Biafra. Anyday we decide to take up arms against the state, which is not in our immediate contemplation, it won’t be done in secret.

“IPOB is an unblemished peaceful movement with legally recognisable presence in over 100 countries of the world without any trace of violence. Our mandate remains the peaceful restoration of Biafra.

“The whole world is now aware of the heinous crimes against humanity committed by the government of Governor Wike against innocent Biafrans living in Obigbo Rivers State.