IPOB backs Niger Delta Avengers
Written by Morenike Adebayo on June 20, 2016
The Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday expressed support for the Niger Delta Avengers. IPOB described the NDA, which has crippled oil production, and undermined Nigeria’s economy, by blowing up pipelines, as its “kith and kin”. This was contained in a statement signed by IPOB’s spokespersons, Emma Mmezu and Dr. Chukwuemeka Iroanya.
IPOB distanced itself from other pro-Biafra groups, which they said are not in support of the activities of the NDA. It said the militant group is not fighting for resource control and a restoration of the amnesty programme, rather it is fighting for Biafra. IPOB also faulted calls for amnesty to be extended to the Avengers, saying Amnesty is associated with criminality and a people who are fighting for their freedom should not be unjustly termed criminals.