Focus on your calling, IPOB warns Apostle Suleman, Bakare

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned Apostle Johnson Suleman, Pastor Tunde Bakare and other clergymen in the country to avoid “unprovoked verbal attack and ranting” against the group.

The group’s spokesman Emma Powerful in a Tuesday statement urged them to focus on their calling and avoid controversy.

“When have unguarded utterances against IPOB and the Igbo nation become part of Suleman’s calling? We don’t intend to join issues with Suleman and his likes such as Tunde Bakare, but our message to them is very unambiguous: They should steer clear from any matter concerning the IPOB or the great Igbo race,” the statement said.

But in June 2021, Suleman urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop attacks on IPOB, saying the group has God behind them.

Speaking further in his statement, however, Emma Powerful told clergymen: “Let them concentrate on their apostolic calling and restrain from unguarded utterances or vituperations on subjects beyond them.

“We warn Apostle Suleman and his likes to restrain from any comments on the IPOB or Igbo nation as that will not be tolerated anymore. We don’t want to have issues with any man of God, and men of God should know their limits. Men of God in the Bible days were never known for controversies.”