Posted by Olowo Yusuf (Wharlhexy). on 29 March, 2022 under Naija News
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Tuesday, denied attacking police stations in Imo State.
IPOB said contrary to claims by the Nigerian government, the Eastern Security Network, ESN, was not responsible for the burning of police stations in Umuguma and Omuma in Owerri West Local Government Area and Oru East of Imo State.
Emma Powerful, the spokesman of the group, said the claim was aimed at tarnishing and blackmailing IPOB.
In a statement, Powerful said the Department of State Services, DSS, and Nigeria Police Force should question the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma on the origin of gunmen across the state.
According to Powerful:
â€œWe the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), under the command and leadership of our great prophet and indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to disassociate our noble movement from the ignoble attack on the police stations
â€œThe attack happened at Umuguma and Omuma stations in Owerri West LGA and Oru East of Imo State, contrary to lies and false allegations by the Nigeria Government.
â€œThere is no iota of truth in the allegation intended to blackmail us and tarnish our revered global reputation.
â€œWe have said it severally that IPOB and ESN are not unknown gunmen and will never be. The enemies of our struggle have been looking for ways to link IPOB with criminal activities being sponsored by Gov. Hope Uzodinma and the APC to demonise IPOB.
â€œIPOB/ESN operatives have no hands in the attack. We challenge our accusers to provide evidence showing that the attack was done by IPOB or ESN security outfit.
â€œOur mandate is not to attack police stations or individuals; our mandate is the peaceful restoration of Biafra.
“We are much focused on the release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU and securing a date for the Biafra referendum where our people can decide which country they want to belong to. Senseless attacks are not part of our mandate.
â€œWe wonder why Nigerian police derive joy in feeding the public with lies just to deceive the gullible minds. Nigeria police knew who created and formed the unknown gunmen but refused to bring them to book. Instead, every day they keep linking IPOB and ESN to what they donâ€™t know.
â€œNigeria police and DSS agents must question Hope Uzodinma about the origin of unknown gunmen if they want to stop the killer squad otherwise they will not achieve anything meaningful.
“IPOB and ESN did not attack police stations at attack Umuguma and Omuma both in Imo State. The Imo State Supreme Court Administrator, Hope Uzodinma has questions to answer.â€