The French embassy in Nigeria has denied warehousing funds belonging to the Indigenous People of Biafra and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Political Counsellor, Claude Abily of the Embassy of France in a statement reacted to claims by Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information, alleging that IPOB had stashed its funds in France through which it funds its activities.
The statement said, “The Embassy of France was surprised by the statement made yesterday by the Minister of Information and Culture indicating that the “financial headquarters” of IPOB were in France”.
“We don’t have any knowledge of a particular presence of IPOB in France and the Nigerian authorities never got in touch with the Embassy on this point.
We stand ready to examine any information which could support this statement. Furthermore, we would like to reiterate that France actively cooperates with Nigeria in the field of security and that we strongly support the unity of the country”