The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed to curtail the use of illicit drug, methamphetamine also known as mkpuru mmiri among youths in the South-East region.
The group alleged that the Department of State Services (DSS) is behind the distribution of the drug in the North, and would not allow such in Igboland.
According to IPOB, those behind selling the drug and the consumers shall be dealt with.
IPOB stated this via a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, which was obtained by SaharaReporters on Tuesday.
The statement read, "We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) note with utter displeasure, a very ugly and disturbing trend among some youths in Biafra land who have resorted to the consumption of a destructive hard drug methamphetamine popularly known as " Mkpuru Mmiri."
“This development is very strange and completely unacceptable. 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.
"We observe how DSS is using Mkpuru Mmiri to create many problems among the North that metamorphosed into Almajiri and janjaweed in the North, we won't allow that to happen here in the region. So, we encourage every community to have departments to checkmate those selling and taking Mkpuru Mmiri.
"DSS wants to render many of youths useless. IPOB must checkmate them and they will not succeed. DSS is enemy of our youths; communities must ensure they report those involved in this madness to IPOB office for proper torturing because we don't want this in our territory.
"IPOB hereby declares war against this nonsense. We shall go after those taking or distributing this harmful illicit drug. Henceforth, anyone found peddling, consuming or in any way involved in the distribution of this illicit drug shall be decisively dealt with.
"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 which 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.”