The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reiterate that its activities are not sponsored by any individual or drug dealers.
According to the group, it is legitimately funded by its members across the world.
IPOB in clarification to a comment credited to a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati, said it was an insult for him (Abati), to allegedly link the group to a drug dealer.
The secessionist group gave the response in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful.
He said: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been drawn to the stupid and fallacious assertion credited to Rueben Abati, that a certain drug peddler who was caught by security agents in Imo State was IPOB fund raiser.
“We have tried to ignore pockets of unwarranted attacks by Rueben Abati against IPOB and our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, but we will no longer tolerate these insults.
“In case Abati and his likes do not know, IPOB is a global family and not a terror organization that receives illicit funds. IPOB is legitimately funded by its teeming members most of whom are very enterprising and resourceful sons and daughters of Biafra in the Diaspora.
“IPOB maintains its presence in over 100 countries of the world and gets its funding from the financial contributions and donations by members. It doesn’t need drug money for funding.
“No single individual or drug dealer is sponsoring IPOB or the Biafra project. Biafra is a divine mandate which Chukwu Okike Abiama designed and asked Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members to actualise.
“Rueben Abati linking IPOB with a drug dealer is a big insult to the great people of Biafra.”