France Denies Funding Proscribed IPOB as Claimed By The Nigeria Government

France Denies Funding Proscribed IPOB as Claimed By The Nigeria Government. The recent allegation by the Nigerian government against France has attracted the attention of the French government.

Nigerian government through it Minister Of Information Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, pointed accusing finger at France to be the major sponsor of Proscribed IPOB in Nigeria.

In response to the allegation, France embassy in Nigeria has expressed shock over the comments and has responded immediately through it Political Counsellor in Nigeria Claude Abily.

According to Dailypost, in a statement signed by the Councilor, it said;

“The Embassy of France was surprised by the statement made yesterday by the Minister of Information and Culture indicating that the “financial headquarters” of IPOB were in France.

“We don’t have any knowledge of a particular presence of IPOB in France and the Nigerian authorities never got in touch with the Embassy on this point. We stand ready to examine any information which could support this statement.

“Furthermore, we would like to reiterate that France actively cooperates with Nigeria in the field of security and that we strongly support the unity of the country.”


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