The presidency on Monday said, the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group has nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari since he arrived Yokohama, Japan for the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) meeting.
The leader of the proscribed IPOB, Nnamdi Kalu, had ordered IPOB members to attack President Buhari in Japan.
A statement by the special adviser to the president, (Media and Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina on Monday said, “Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora are urged to disregard concocted stories, backed with spurious visuals, of any protest or harassment of the President and his team.
“It is the stock-in-trade of hate mongers, who do not realize that the rest of Nigerians have left them far behind.
“President Buhari will make his presence at the Seventh TICAD7 count for Nigeria, and no scare-mongering or sabre-rattling will detract from the outing.”
Kanu ordered the group to arrest the president and hand him over to the Japan authorities for his supposed human rights violation between 2015 and 2019.