Imo Killings: Security agencies conniving with Ebubeagu, IPOB reports – Nexus News
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reported the cooperation of security agencies with the Ebubeagu militia group in the death of innocent people in Imo State in order to blackmail the group.
It portrayed the Nigeria Police and Ebubeagu as “partners in crime.”
IPOB also described as “laughable” and “fabricated” the report accusing that its members were responsible for the gruesome murder of eight northerners living in Orogwe, a suburb community in Owerri, Imo State.
In a press release yesterday, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated that the IPOB would never attack any peaceful individual or group of people doing legal businesses in its area.
The press release read in part, “Our attention has been drawn to the laughable, disgraceful, unguarded and fabricated statement alleging that IPOB members were responsible for the gruesome murder of eight northern people living in Orogwe, a suburb community in Owerri, Imo State.
“It is unfortunate that the Federal Government and her security agencies would descend so low to collude with the Ebubeagu militia that was created by Imo State government to kill innocent people just to blackmail the IPOB.
“Is the government not tired of this wicked propaganda and blood shedding of innocent Imo civilians in the East just to blackmail and demonize the IPOB?
“The IPOB has not and will never attack any peaceful individual or group of people doing legitimate business or trading in our territory. We are only after those criminals and bandits they brought into our territory masquerading as Fulani herdsmen who kidnap for ransom, rape our women and murder our farmers in our forests and bushes.
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“The IPOB will never succumb to pressure and blackmail from pursuing those terrorists masquerading as herdsmen in our bushes and forests. The ESN has been dealing and dislodging those sponsored terrorists and will continue to do so until they vacate our forest and bushes.
“Therefore, Nigeria Police and its sister security agencies operating in Biafraland should leave IPOB alone to sanitize our territory of terrorists. The IPOB has several times said that we have nothing against Hausa people living peacefully and doing their legitimate businesses. Anybody linking IPOB to the recently attack in Imo State is doing that to demonize and blackmail the IPOB.”
The press release said that the IPOB did not harm or kill anyone in Imo State on Monday because it is peaceful and have not indulged in imposing non-existent Monday sit-at-home order. It noted that the group was focused on liberating Biafrans from damnable Nigeria Republic.
“Biafrans should be aware that Nigeria’s compromised security agencies are complicit in the numerous kidnappings for ransom and killing of innocent citizens in the East, which they maliciously blame on the IPOB and ESN. They are doing all these barbaric activities to place the IPOB in bad light to our people and the international community,” the press release added.