The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has decried the current level of starvation in the country, describing it as “unprecedented”.
IPOB said that there had never been a time when parents were exchanging their children for bags of rice out of desperation or pots of soup being stolen while still on fire.
A statement yesterday entitled, “An Uninspiring Melodrama,” and signed by IPOB Spokespersons, Emma Mmezu and Dr Clifford Iroanya, noted that instead of finding solutions to the spate Nigerians were hanging themselves and dropping suicide notes for President Muhammadu Buhari, security agencies, especially the Department of State Services, DSS, were busy distracting Nigerians with tales of purported divisions in IPOB.
The statement read in part, “We have it on authority, that the decision to use the DSS to entertain Nigerians on purported factions in the great IPOB was taken at the presidency, in order to humour starving citizens, and take their minds away from the killings and excruciating poverty ravaging the land.
“The writers of the comedy of splinter groups in the indomitable IPOB, know that their childish storyline is not believable, but went ahead to amuse the world for some reasons.
“One, they wrote a request for approval of a huge imprest to create imaginary splinter groups, so they could make some money for themselves as times are so hard. The security operatives are at a loss how to pay school fees and feed their families at this period of great hunger in the land.
“The fact remains, that the idiotic choice of attempting to create imaginary splinter groups is a total waste of time, energy and resources.
“It is lost on the public, how the actors in this melodrama are the only people yet to note that they are only making compound fools of themselves.
“This development, says so much, about the quantity, calibre and intelligence of the characters who run the intelligence services. What a tragedy.”