- The federal government has said that it is aware of sources of funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
- Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, said the government has started taking drastic steps to block them
- Mohammed also said that most of the countries supporting the group were doing so based on ignorance
The federal government says it is aware of sources of funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and is taking steps to block them.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture made this known on Tuesday, September 19, during ''Good Morning Nigeria'' programme on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).
Mohammed said:''Terrorists do not publish where their funding are coming from. But we know the countries that are supporting IPOB.
''We know the sources of their funding though I am not at liberty to disclose them here. We are taking steps to block them and we are also taking a lot of diplomatic actions in respect of the countries that are supporting them''.
He also said that most of the countries supporting the group were doing so based on ignorance.
According to him, ''Nigeria is a country where Muslims persecute Christians and a country where there is genocide.
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''As we speak today, IPOB has written letters to many governments outside Nigeria, international parliaments sending fake and cloned videos claiming there is genocide in Nigeria''.
The minister reiterated his position that IPOB was being sponsored by the association of disgruntled politicians and treasury looters to discredit President Muhammad Buhari”s Administration.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose reacted to claims made by the All Progressives Congress (APC), that he is the one funding the agitation of the IPOB.
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