The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, denied claims that its members killed 128 safety operatives in Imo State.
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Highly effective, described the allegation by the Imo State Police Commissioner, Abudu Yaro, as false and malicious.
Highly effective, in an announcement, stated the allegation was a transfer to tarnish the picture of IPOB.
The assertion reads: “Our consideration of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our nice chief Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the fallacious and fabricated statements credited to the Commander, 34 Area Artillery Brigade Obinze, Gen. Raymond Utasaha, and Police Commissioner Imo State, Alhaji Abudu Yaro, that IPOB killed 128 safety personnel in Imo State.
“The above assertion is just not solely fabricated however ridiculous and untenable. How may IPOB that isn’t armed be capable to kill as many as 128 safety personnel in a single state? What an illogical and ridiculous declare!
“That is nothing however one of many antics of our oppressors to tarnish our international repute and whip up public sympathy.”
The separatist group claimed that these in authority needed to make use of the allegation as a “smokescreen to justify ” their supposed crackdown on its members.
IPOB reiterated the group’s peaceable disposition in direction of the actualization of Biafra.
The group identified that it might inform the general public if it decides to undertake violence in its push to actualize Biafra.
“For the report, IPOB didn’t kill any safety personnel in Imo or any state for that matter. IPOB has been a peaceable motion since its inception with the only mandate of restoring Biafra.
“We have now not modified our non-violent philosophy for the restoration of Biafra. If for any cause we have to change our peaceable strategy, we will make the identical public however for now we have now not gone into arms wrestle, and don’t intend to.”
In the meantime, President Muhammadu Buhari had vowed to mobilize the army and police towards IPOB and the Japanese Safety Community, ESN.
Buhari had issued the warning throughout an interview on Come up Tv on Thursday.
Responding, IPOB had stated Buhari’s risk would solely make it stronger.
The group insisted that it was not afraid of Buhari’s threats.
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