The separatists have vowed to deal with sellers and consumers of the hard drug in their own way.
Nigerian secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed to track down distributors and consumers of the hard drug Methamphetamine which is popularly known as Mkpuru Mmiri in the Southeastern region of Nigeria. The group which described the latest trend of the drug in Igboland as strange and completely unacceptable made their stance known through media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful.
IPOB in its statement blamed the country’s security agents for the prevalence of the drug in the North and vowed to stop the sell and consumption of the drug in the Eastern part of Nigeria.
The group also called on communities to report individuals involved in the sale and consumption of the drugs to its office.
“We note with utter displeasure, a very ugly and disturbing trend among some youths in Biafra land who have resorted to the consumption of destructive hard drug methamphetamine popularly known as ” Mkpuru Mmiri. This development is very strange and completely unacceptable,’’ part of the statement read.
“It is this same hard drug that renders Almajiris in the North useless, and we won’t allow this madness to creep in or fester among Biafran youths.
“Biafran youths are known for their enterprising spirit, entrepreneurship and diligence. IPOB will not allow evil men and unpatriotic elements to ruin or destroy the future of our youths with Mkpuru Mmiri.
“While we commend communities who have already risen to curb this evil, we solicit useful information about those behind the distribution of this illicit drug so we will teach them in the language they understand.
“Our desire is that Biafra will be one of the best countries in the world and a role model for sister African countries. This is the mindset we want our youths to imbibe, and not the evil infested NIGERIA mentality.”
Leader of the group Nnamdi Kanu is still held in custody by the DSS.
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