IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu, is accused by Buhari of being thieves who promote terrorism.
IPOB, according to the president, is not defending Christians in the Southeast.
According to NAN, the president decried the group’s attack on police stations and government buildings in the Southeast in a statement released by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
The Kanu-led group, according to Buhari, are not freedom fighters.
The statement reads partly: “Further afield in the South-East, IPOB are not struggling for freedom when they attack police stations and property, but rather committing acts of terrorism,” to steal money.
“IPOB is not defending Christians, as their highly paid foreign lobbyists claim when almost every citizen of those states they terrorize is uniformly Christian.”
The president also appealed to Nigerians to unite against, “those who seek to divide us for their own nefarious financial and political gain.”