The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, of plotting to assassinate its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, through military coup.
The pro-Biafra group in a statement on Thursday, July 6, alleged that the former president also plans to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari through the purported coup.
The spokesperson for the group, Emma Powerful, made the allegation in reaction to a statement credited to Obasanjo that Kanu should be made to put a stop to his agitation for Biafra, Daily Post reports.
The group said Obasanjo’s statement was an invitation for the army to plot a coup in Nigeria and assassinate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other members of IPOB who were using peaceful means to agitate for Biafra.
IPOB stated that it has pushed for the restoration of Biafra in a peaceful manner without killing any one. It said rather, the federal government has been the one killing its members without provocation.
The group described the call by Olusegun Obasanjo to stop Kanu and IPOB members as a prelude to Obasanjo’s plan to over throw the Buhari government and assassinate Nnamdi Kanu and others who are calling for the restoration of Biafra.
IPOB said if anything happens to Nnamdi Kanu or a military coup takes place in the country, Olusegun Obasanjo should be held responsible.