The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the statement made by the President of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, Yerima Shittima, that the Biafra secessionists will not get victory in a referendum.
Shettima, while outlining steps the Arewa youths were embarking upon to ensure referendum in the country, expressed optimism that the IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu will not get victory in the process.
He said the Igbos would not want to leave Nigeria.
Reacting to the development, IPOB said it was certain of victory if there was any referendum on Biafra.
IPOB spokesperson, Mr. Emma Powerful, told Punch, “My leadership told me not to respond to any statement credited to the Arewa youths but their fathers, that is, the Arewa Elders’ Forum.
“But you know very well that if they call for a referendum today, we will win.
“We are praying, let them venture to call for a referendum in Biafraland, then you will know that God Almighty has done it for us.
“They don’t know what we are doing and what we are planning to do.”