IPOB blames Ebubeagu of harassment, depopulation of Igbo youths – Nexus News
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group has accused Ebubeagu of engaging in continuous harassment, intimidation and depopulation of Igbo youths, among other criminal operations in the South East.
The group has, therefore, promised to release its venom on the Ebubeagu militia for the numerous massacre of the people, particularly in Imo state.
IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a press release, yesterday, reported that the security outfit conducts unlawful arrest of people and requests huge sums of money as ransom before their victims are released.
The statement reads in part: “Following the incessant killing of innocent citizens in Imo by Ebubeagu militia, formed by the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, IPOB wishes to state openly to all and sundry that it is about to unleash its venom on the terrorist Ebubeagu for the countless massacre of our people, especially in Imo.”
MEANWHILE, IPOB has separated itself from having any connection with the alleged government in exile. The separatist group implored Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom across the globe to debunk such claims, stating that enemies of Biafra are behind the rumor, which they intend to use to sell the Biafra struggle to their enemies, boasting that they have failed woefully.
In a communique, yesterday, Powerful, warned that anybody or group peddling or claiming to have set up a government in exile has embarked on a jamboree like those who came before them, claiming to have created a government in exile at one point in time.
He noted that such people do not deserve to be given any attention, because it is an avenue that the Nigerian government wants to use to water down the Biafra agitation for total freedom.
IN another development, IPOB has unveiled Mazi Chika Edoziem as its new leader. The group said Edoziem would manage its affairs until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is set free. A statement by Powerful, noted that Edoziem would relinquish the leadership role to Kanu when he is released.