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Tuesday 16 April 2024

BIAFRA: Clarifying The Deliberate Misinformation Geared By Fifth Columnists Against IPOB Movement And Her Activities

 BIAFRA: Clarifying The Deliberate Misinformation Geared By Fifth Columnists Against IPOB Movement And Her Activities


There have been considerable numbers of misinforming narratives that are aimed at breeding confusion around the self-determination movement of the Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB), her activities and modus operandi. These narratives that are being engineered by fifth Columnists have continued, regardless of the fact that IPOB movement have consistently ensured that her actions, activities are lawful and not misquoted or misunderstood by the global community, spectators and observers. 

These misinformation which snowballed into blackmails used by the Nigeria government, its security agencies, as well as some conventional media houses, commentators and online media platforms – advertently or inadvertently – to wrongfully accuse the Pro-Biafra Independence movement, IPOB.

First, the past three years of the abduction and extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB Leader by the Nigeria government, Infiltrators made strenuous attempts to Infiltrate, overthrow and impersonate the IPOB Leader/leadership and undermine the organizational structure piloting the affairs of the global movement.

IPOB strongly believes and insists that their actions were perpetrated at the behest of the Nigeria government whom through the employment and deployment of these Trojan horses or agent provocateurs, aims at criminalizing the lawful freedom-fighting movement and to truncate the legitimacy of their demands on right to Self-determination for the people of Biafra via a peaceful United Nations supervised referendum.

From the onset, IPOB through countless press statements, addresses on the Radio Biafra platform by IPOB senior and high-ranking officials stated unequivocally that Mr. Simon Ekpa was never, and is not a registered member of the IPOB movement hence distancing itself from him, and his "Autopilot" groups, their activities and even expelled sympathizers, collaborators whom were registered IPOB members.

On this premises, it is therefore imperative to clarify these distinctions to dispel misconceptions and provide a clearer understanding of these entities.


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), founded by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2012 is a Freedom mass movement, advocating for the self-determination of the people of Eastern Nigeria(Biafrans). 

IPOB is registered in over 120 countries of the world, and their peaceful conducts and activities since inception has never been viewed as a threat to any of these host countries. Their core values and principle are rooted in peace, justice, and equality. 

IPOB's ideology is encapsulated in her four cardinal points, which include:

- being without fear before enemies.

- speaking the truth even in the face of death.

 -helping the poor and the defenseless.

-and exhibiting of good behavior that the creator may love thee. 

These points have guided members, adherents and sympathizers to indulge in voluntary sacrifices, patriotism under the inspiration of being "whiter than white, and whiter than snow." — phrase frequently used by the IPOB Leader in most of his public addresses before his unfortunate enforced absence.

On the other hand, the 'Autopilots' as mentioned above became operational in 2021, and is led by Simon Ekpa who reside in Finland, and their agenda, principles differ significantly from those of IPOB. The autopilot movement publicly have declared arms struggle and have claimed responsibility of most violent activities which their Finland leader posts on his X wall. 

Unlike IPOB, the Autopilots do not have a centralized leadership structure, making it difficult to ascertain their true agenda and motives.  

After the attempts to overthrow the IPOB Leader, hijack the leadership and movement which failed woefully, they now claims to have formed a Government-in-Exile. Although, every now and then, the Nigeria government, military, media tries to allocate/link/associate the criminal tendencies and activities of this Autopilot group against the people in East, to IPOB most times, without investigations. This buttresses the fact about the plausibility of IPOB's claim of a state-sponsored Trojan horse operation at play.


IPOB operates under a centralized leadership, with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu serving as its sole indispensable Supreme leader. The group have a clear chain of command, - a quasi-military central administrative command structure known as the Directorate Of States (DOS), which is responsible for guidance and direction of its day-to-day activities.

IPOB's approach to achieving self-determination for the Biafran people as stated by the movement, is through peaceful means. 

Despite facing notable challenges and state persecution, IPOB have remained steadfast in her commitment to non-violence approach, as reflected in her peaceful protests and advocacy efforts through pragmatic diplomacy and engagements. IPOB's goal is to peacefully negotiate the independence of Biafra within the framework of international laws.

Diplomatic engagements and currying relationships with global state-actors is an indispensable and essential factor for the IPOB movement and for the success of the Biafra struggle she presently champions. IPOB holds and wields this tool with great esteem and precaution.

Eastern Security Network

The Eastern Security Network which is under the sole proprietorship of the IPOB movement, was created in 2020 to combat marauding Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen. The ESN have not strayed beyond the borders of Biafraland even when urgencies of such may have arised, ESN have stayed in Biafran bushes and forests to safeguard the farmlands and ensure that agricultural activities are not disrupted by the invading terrorists.

Of course, ESN existence creates a certain level of deterrence, but the IPOB movement understands the implications of every action she takes, its benefits and consequence in the long-term and short runs. And as such, maintains that the ESN will remain in the bushes and dedicated to their primary objective of combating the Fulani terrorists while the IPOB movement continues in her peaceful means of agitation to achieve their goal of Self-determination via a UN supervised referendum.


Unless IPOB movement declares in future, to no longer view civil disobedience as a viable tool in achieving her objectives, the possibility of involving in military actions against any state-actor is zero, unless on the basis of self-defense or recipient of aggression during a military confrontation.

And, as a well-structured freedom-fighting movement which seeks recognition and acquaintance with reputable countries of the world, should the IPOB movement resolve to that, they global community will surely be informed of such development.

It is on these notes that we wish to beseech the public to willfully acknowledge the above clarification, and respect accordingly; to disregard and actively challenge actions or publications that goes contrary. 

Family Writers Press International.

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