On Tuesday, the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, called out two prominent men of God.
IPOB warned Omega Fire Ministries’ Apostle Johnson Suleman and Pastor Tunde Bakare against making unguarded remarks about Igbos.
Suleman’s utterances against the separatist group and the Igbo nation, according to IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful, should be guarded.
Suleman and Bakare, according to Powerful, verbally attacked IPOB and the Igbo nation without cause.
In a statement he signed, Powerful warned Suleman and Bakare to steer clear of issues concerning IPOB and the Igbo nation.
According to Powerful, Suleman and Bakare’s unguarded comments against IPOB and Igbo nation would not be tolerated.
He said: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the command of our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the unprovoked verbal attack and ranting by Apostle Suleiman against IPOB and the enterprising Igbo nation.
“It is a puzzle that a man of God will abandon his calling and resort to attacking a nation without any cause. When has unguarded utterance against IPOB and the Igbo nation become part of Suleman’s calling?
“We don’t intend to join issues with Apostle Suleiman and his likes such as Tunde Bakare but our message to them is very unambiguous: They should steer clear from any matter concerning IPOB or the great Igbo race.
“Let them concentrate on their apostolic calling and restrain from unguarded utterances or vituperations on subjects beyond them.
“We warn Apostle Suleiman and his likes to restrain from any comments on IPOB or Igbo nation as that will not be tolerated anymore. We don’t want to have issues with any man of God, and men of God should know their limits.
“Men of God in the bible days were never known for controversies.”
Recently, Suleman claimed Nigerians do not trust Igbos because they don’t support themselves.
The cleric alleged that Igbos tear themselves down at any given opportunity.
Citing how Igbos have fought against each other, Suleman said an Igbo Senate President, Evan Enwerem was removed by another Igbo man, Chuba Okadigbo.