Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-political body of the Igbo , on Monday said it had invited the Indigenous People of Biafra ( which was proscribed by the Federal Government) to its summit on restructuring , which is to hold in Awka , Anambra State , on May 21.
IPOB had, in a statement on Sunday , vowed that it would not allow the event to take place.
The secessionist group warned Ohanaeze against going ahead with the planned summit , stressing that it would use any means, including violence , to stop the conference.
However , Ohanaeze Ndigbo had vowed that the summit would go ahead as planned.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo , Mr . Chuks Ibegbu, told newsmen in Enugu that IPOB and other pro -Biafran groups had already been invited to participate in the summit.
Ibegbu explained that an invitation was extended to IPOB even after the pro – Biafran group made initial threats when Ohanaeze first announced plans for the summit.
Ohanaeze was not afraid of IPOB ’ s threats , he said.
IPOB said its members were prepared to attack the venue of the conference with the last drop of their blood , boasting that no amount of security deployed in the place would stop them from carrying out the threat.