Recently proscribed terrorist group, the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, has their financial headquarters in France.
This was revealed by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, at a news conference held at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.
The minister said available records showed that the separatist group were getting money both from the Diaspora and at home.
He said the government had, to no avail, taken some diplomatic moves, especially to take action on the Radio Biafra located in the United Kingdom.
The minister disclosed that rather than cooperate in this regard, the British government was citing right to freedom of expression.
He said: ‘We have the records, we know IPOB collects money from many people from diaspora,they collect money from many people in Nigeria; they collect money from some foreign countries, this is clear.
“Let me tell you, the financial headquarters is in France, we know, but you see, can you as a government stop sending money to your parents? You have to block the sources of finance that is what I said recently.
“It is incontrovertible that some people in diaspora contribute money to IPOB, where does he get his money from. We know this as a fact again there are a few very naughty diplomatic issues which you need to skip.
“For instance who does not know that the IPOB internal radio is located in London? We know the diplomatic moves we have been taking and approaching the UK, all the damages it has done but they don’t see it that way, for them (the British government), it is about freedom of expression.”