The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has said that it has not sent anybody to solicit fund for it contrary to reports reaching it.
IPOB's disclaimer was contained in a statement issued by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, on Tuesday.
The statement read, “We, the global family and movement of IPOB, under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Kanu, wish to sound a note of warning over worrisome information coming to the global family of IPOB in Biafraland and to particularly warn those going around collecting money from politicians with the name of the ESN to stop.
“We maintain that no politician, businessman and religious leader should for any reason part with money to anyone flashing the name of the ESN security outfit without following the proper channels. We encourage our people to report anyone masquerading as IPOB-ESN using any trick to collect money from people to any IPOB family. Anyone giving money to such criminals may be ignorantly funding criminal activities against our land and people.
“We want our people to know that IPOB leadership has never authorised anyone to threaten and coarse our people to support the ESN. Hence, such person or group are scammers and therefore, should be regarded and treated as such. The ESN was established to secure our land from Fulani terrorists and are funded by selfless contributions of IPOB family members and other individuals who want our land secured. All politicians in the eastern states should stop encouraging criminalities and focus on liberating the land given to them by given to us by God Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama, who is in charge and in heaven.
“Any individual, corporate body, organisation that wishes to support the security of our land should follow the proper channels.
There is only one ESN under IPOB with disciplined and powerful leadership globally known as the Directorate Of State whose structural leadership pattern is “Command and Control.”