Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has claimed that aside from the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), there are more than 30 other separatists groups in the South East.
Abaribe disclosed this during his interview on Channels TV.
According to the Senate Minority Leader, the Buhari-led federal government may be able to crush secessionist agitators but never the ideology.
The Senator representing Abia South claimed the people of the South-East have been grossly marginalised and unfairly treated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
Abaribe was however asked if he was a supporter of IPOB, he subtly answered, “I am a supporter of the cries of our people against injustice…I stand with my people.
“One of the biggest problems that the media also has is that they tag everything IPOB in the South-East.
“You won’t believe that there are more than 30 different separatist organisations. IPOB, MASSOB, there are so many and each one of them come back to the same thing.
“Why we are having separatist agitations everywhere in the country is that some people are unable to manage our diversity,” he added.