The Federal Government has said it is aware of the sources of funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Tuesday on a live TV programme “Good Morning Nigeria” on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).
It could be recalled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had accused Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose of sponsoring the group and the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano had also dismissed rumours that he was funding the group and also bought some cars for Nnamdi Kanu.
Also, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed had said treasury looters and disgruntled politicians are behind the group.
On the live TV programme, he said, “There are a lot of arguments regarding the constitutionality of the action of the military and the South East governors.
“People must realise that we are dealing with issue of national security and I do not think that the military and the governors should fold their arms while the country is set ablaze.
“I have heard a lot of comments as to whether the military has the right to declare IPOB, a terrorist group,”.
“What the military has done is to catalogue all the activities of IPOB, which are not different from that of terrorists groups,”.
“IPOB activities are not jokes. If there have not been the proactive actions on the part of the military and the South East governors, there would have been retaliations from other regions and the entire country will be set on fire
“Nigeria is taking a lot of diplomatic actions in respect of the countries that are supporting them. Countries supporting IPOB were doing so out of ignorance because they have been misled”.
“Terrorists do not publish where their funding are coming from. But we know the countries that are supporting IPOB.
“We know the sources of their funding though I am not at liberty to disclose them here.
“We are taking steps to block them and we are also taking a lot of diplomatic actions in respect of the countries that are supporting them”.
“As we speak today, IPOB has written letters to many Governments outside Nigeria, international parliaments sending fake and cloned videos claiming there is genocide in Nigeria,”.