Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, has refuted the claim by Sheikh Gumi on those agitating for the disintegration of Nigeria.
Recall, the popular Muslim cleric has said that Biafra and Oduduwa agitators are likely same with Boko Haram terrorising the Country.
In a counter statement by the IPOB Legal counsel, added that the group is not, will never and can never be a terrorist group.
Barr Ejiofor wrote: “Muderous Fulani herdsmen operating under the guise of “Bandits” are acting a carefully drafted script.
“Their Patrons and Grand- patron are on hands to offer every protections needed to cover their bloody activities.
“In this contraption called Nigeria, they live above all laws, they are untouchable!, they are protected by the presidency and even the military forces.
“Recent outburst by Sheikh Gunmi is a clear message from the drafters of this script.
“Keeping the records straight, IPOB is an organisation/movement geared towards the peaceful pursuit of the group’s ideology/solidarity rights of the people of the defunct Republic of Biafra to self determination.
“Rights to self determination is not only an inalienable Right but sacrosanct. IPOB is not a terrorist group, will never be and can never be a terrorist group.
“Sheikh Gunmi’s vain comparison is only intended to divert attention and to encourage the Fulani murderous herders, aka Bandits to keep spilling innocent bloods if the Federal government refuses to give them amnesty.”
Nnamdi Kanu had earlier conveyed a message to Nigerians, claiming that the cleric, Sheikh Gumi was a “terrorist”.