The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied insinuations that any individual or group sponsors them.
IPOB made the clarification in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful.
Powerful, said the incident of the arrest of Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of the former Governor of Imo state, exposed the real sponsors of insecurity in Nigeria’s southeast.
According to IPOB, “Abduction of Uche Nwosu has exposed masterminds of insecurity in Imo state, that Nwosu’s incident on Sunday has again vindicated the group.
“This is another vindication that IPOB and Eastern Security Network (ESN) are not responsible for the numerous attacks, abductions/kidnappings in Imo State contrary to false accusations and propaganda.
“But God Almighty, Chukwu Okike Abiama, has exposed them this time around.
“For the umpteenth time, no single individual can sponsor IPOB. We are a global movement, and millions of our family members home and abroad remain the source of our sponsorship.
“We have never hidden this fact because we are not a secret or terror organisation.
“IPOB is well-grounded, and we don’t need any Okorocha, Uche Nwosu or Hope Uzodinma or any politician for that matter to sponsor us. We have no dealings with corrupt politicians and people with a questionable source of wealth”.