The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has described claims by Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, that the group and its security outfit, Eastern Security Network, ESN, were killing Northerners as ridiculous.
The group insisted that there was no iota of truth in the claim.
The group stated that neither IPOB nor ESN was a terrorist organization or Killers as claimed by the cleric.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB.
He stated that it was shameful that an Islamic cleric could suddenly become a mouthpiece for bandits and terrorists.
He also queried what Gumi had in common with bandits and terrorists to always advocate for and negotiating with them but never advanced the cause of victims of terror.