Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, on Saturday described the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “terrorist organization” that is “nothing short of an ATM for Nnamdi Kanu.”
She made the remark on her Facebook page while reacting to a viral fake information making wave on social media over the death of IPOB members.
In a statement tagged, ‘FAKE NEWS AND THE TERRORIST ORGANISATION, IPOB’, Onochie said that it was fake to report that Nigerian Army killed over 20 IPOB.
Below is her full statement:
FAKE NEWS AND THE TERRORIST ORGANISATION, IPOB.
🇳🇬 Since the FAKE news broke that over 20 people were killed in Aba and Umuahia, Ms. Kimberley Ada Biafraud, a member of the ex-President Jonathan’s defunct extended media team and now the woman leader of IPOB and member of the Media team of the terrorist organisation, has been asking for the names of those killed in Kanu’s compound. None was given to her.
🇳🇬 In the past, before Facebook warned her, Kimberly would have just listed fake names. As a member of the Media team of IPOB, if for three days, she has no names to give and has now resorted to the Social Media to solicit for the names, NIGERIANS have no choice but to stand with the Nigerian Army’s account as the truth. She got ten (10) responses. Still, no names.
🇳🇬 When you run a campaign based totally on misinformation, you are bound to lose support as Kanu lost the support of his Member of Parliament (MP) in the UK who found out Kanu lied in all his allegations. It’s simple. When sensible and respectable supporters keep getting fake news of how you are being brutalised and massacred and they find out that you have made them all up, even the little truth you express in your campaign, is swallowed by the fake news and lies you project.
🇳🇬 And what is their aim of churning out Fake News?
🔴 They believe that we are so gullible, we cannot decipher the truth.
🔴 They want us to hate particular persons/ethnic groups.
🔴 They use fake news to plant fear in Nigerians and create a sense of chaos.
🔴 They want to force another cash gulping illegal National Conference on us when we have a duly elected National Assembly.
🔴 They want to elicit sympathy so the cash can keep flowing in for Kanu, Kimberly, etc.
🇳🇬 Do I need to tell any discerning individual that the IPOB is nothing short of an ATM for Nnamdi Kanu and people like Kimberly Ada Biafraud, who also does not live in Nigeria so she’s not aware of the pain and anguish ordinary Ndigbo are going through in the South East in the hands of the IPOB terrorists.
🇳🇬 Although the South-East Governors left it too late, I applaud their current stand on the terrorist organisation in their region and they should be supported by everyone including the elected representatives from the South East to ease in the much needed sanity.
Thanks for sharing.
God bless Nigeria.
God bless us, Everyone.