The Nigerian Presidency has said that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari in Japan.
In a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by Presidential Media aide, Femi Adeshina, Nigerians were urged to disregard reports of a looming attack on the president by the group. The statement read;
“The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group has had nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari since he arrived Yokohama, Japan, on Monday.”
“Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora are urged to disregard concocted stories, backed with spurious visuals, of any protest or harassment of the President and his team. It is the stock-in-trade of hate mongers, who do not realize that the rest of Nigerians have left them far behind.”
“President Buhari will make his presence at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) count for Nigeria, and no scare-mongering or sabre-rattling will detract from the outing.”