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IPOB Speaks On Its Alleged Killing Of 128 Security Operatives, Arms Struggle In South-East

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The Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) has refuted claims by the Nigeria police that its members killed 128 safety personnel in Imo State.

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The group described as ‘ridiculous and untenable’ the assertion by the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Abudu Yaro that its members have killed 128 safety personnel within the state.



Based on the assertion made obtainable to SaharaReporters by IPOB spokesman, Emma Highly effective on Thursday, the allegation was fabricated by IPOB’s enemies to additional tarnish the picture of the Nnamdi Kanu-led separatist group.

IPOB reiterated that it can’t reply to the appellation ‘unknown gunmen’ as a result of the world is aware of that it’s a pro-Biafra group with peaceable actions.

“The eye of the Indigenous Folks 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 Discipline 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 will not be solely fabricated however ridiculous and untenable. How might IPOB that’s not armed be capable of 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 popularity and whip up public sympathy. Additionally they need to use it as a smokescreen to justify their additional crackdown on IPOB and its members.

“We, subsequently, want to declare for the information that IPOB didn’t kill any safety personnel in Imo or any state for that matter. IPOB since its inception has remained a peaceable motion with the only real mandate of restoring Biafra.

“Now we have not modified our non-violent philosophy for the restoration of Biafra. If for any motive we have to change our peaceable method, we will make the identical public however for now, now we have not gone into an arms wrestle, and do not intend to.

“It is going to be needed once more to make clear that IPOB will not be, and shouldn’t be taken for ‘Unknown gunmen’ which were reportedly having points with safety businesses in elements of the nation, particularly the defunct Japanese Nigeria. IPOB shouldn’t be held accountable for the actions of a gaggle not commissioned by us,” the assertion partly learn.

Within the assertion titled, ‘Claims By Imo CP That IPOB Killed 128 Safety Personnel, Malicious Falsehood Meant To Blackmail Us – IPOB’, the group repeated that its agitations don’t contain the acquisition of arms.

IPOB additionally said that the Japanese Safety Community (ESN) outfit was designed final 12 months to fight the murderous Fulani herders killing folks within the South-East. 

It stated ESN males function within the forests and can’t be held accountable for the killing of safety brokers within the cities.

“Importantly, the Japanese Safety Community (ESN) arrange in December 2020 has no relationship in any respect with the unknown gunmen. ESN was a toddler of circumstance established to withstand the killer herdsmen rampaging our communities. ESN operatives are within the forests the place they’re maintaining their appointments with these invading our ancestral land.

“We, subsequently, want to inform the world that neither IPOB nor ESN is concerned in any assault in opposition to safety personnel in Imo or any a part of the nation. The Nigerian Military and different safety businesses are solely desperately on the lookout for the way to incriminate IPOB and ESN to justify their continued extra-judicial killing of our members.

“The world ought to prevail on the Nigerian safety businesses to cease the continuing home to deal with abductions of harmless youths in Biafra land who they label as unknown gunmen and later kill with out trial. This atrocity should cease!” The assertion learn.

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