The official press statement released on August 12 and signed by Barrister Emma
Nmezu, Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, the spokespersons for IPOB, reads in
“According to the press conference earlier today by our legal team, the Indigenous
People of Biafra (IPOB) Worldwide has been reliably and incontrovertibly informed
that some of the utterances of their defence lawyers were made without
consultation. These utterances border on negotiations and some were against the
Niger Delta Avengers.
As a result of this unsolicited and unguarded utterances, the defence team has
been sacked and will be replaced. The IPOB leader wishes to state categorically
that the only thing we are open to is negotiations that will lead to modalities and
processes to restore Biafra and avert further hardships on the people of Nigeria
who have been under bondage since his kidnapping and illegal detention.
The Niger Delta Avengers arose because of the inherent injustice in Nigeria as
manifested in the disregard to the rule of law when Buhari refused to obey court
order to unconditionally release our leader, Nnamdi Kanu. We spoke the mind of
our leader when we stated for record purposes that IPOB and Niger Delta Avengers
share the same ideology of freedom for Biafra.
Anybody publicly dissociating IPOB from Niger Delta Avengers is a mortal enemy
of IPOB family worldwide under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu. Let it be known
that as long as Buhari and Daura continue to tamper with Nnamdi Kanu‘s defence
team through bribery, inducements and intimidation, IPOB will keep on changing
For the records, the press conference by the now-sacked legal team was about
bringing to public knowledge the foolishness of the Department of State Services
(DSS) in bringing treasonable felony charges against our leader and the lack of
The press conference was NEVER about negotiations because should negotiations
start, IPOB will notify the world about it. Right now, we are not negotiating and
will not negotiate until existing court orders ordering the release of Nnamdi Kanu
are obeyed. In the interim, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor will continue to act as lead
counsel until other counsels are appointed who will not sell their souls to the devil.
Biafra or death!!!”