IPOB alleges plot to assassinate British high commissioner

Catriona Laing

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has uncovered plot to assassinate the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing.

The group in a statement on Thursday by its spokesman Emma Powerful warned Ms Laing to suspend all travel plans to the south-east.

It also alleged that Laing ‘hates’ the Igbo people.

“The global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, under the leadership of our Liberator Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu, wish to advise the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing to be more conscious of her environment,” the statement said.

“We as well call on British High Commissioner to shelve her regular visits to different parts of the Nigeria country-side especially the Biafraland otherwise referred to as South-East.

“The reason for this sincere security advice is to save her life. Despite her hatred for Biafra and Igbos in particular, we have optimal respect and value for the sanctity of life, especially visitors to our land.

“In view of the recently intercepted intel by our M-Branch, the IPOB Intelligence Unit Department, there’s an orchestrated conspiracy to perform a sacrifice big and powerful enough to strengthen the potency of the British hatred against the Igbos and Biafra. Such high profile plan is zeroed toward using a highly placed person capable of making headline news globally as a scapegoat.

“The leadership of IPOB do hereby advise that Ms Catriona Liang must as a matter of life and death suspend all her planned activities involving travels within Biafran Territories.”

Emma Powerful noted that “Those that are threatened by Biafra restoration project have perfected evil plans to assassinate Ms Catriona Liang, the British Envoy on Biafra soil as a quick and cogent reason for Britain to disengage their weapons supplies to Ukraine and concentrate same towards Nigeria to be used against Biafrans.”

According to him, the aim of the plotters is to ruin the agitation for self determination.

The statement further said the IPOB has never attacked British persons, citizens, institutions, investments and property.