The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied that its members carried out the recent killing of six children in Anambra State.
It also denied claims that those arrested by the military for formenting trouble in Orlu were members of Eastern Security Network (ESN) which is sponsored by the separatist Group.
IPOB in a statement released by its Spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful wondered how IPOB could have been involved in killing Easterners whose safety, he said, was one of the reason IPOB exists.
The statement insisted that it was malicious and mischievous “to link the IPOB and the Eastern Security Network, ESN with the purported killing of six children in Anambra State.
“Fabricated claims like this is only akin to giving the dog a bad name in order to hang it.
“Those behind this lame and poorly scripted dummy stupidly forgot the main reason for the establishment of ESN, and the mission of IPOB. We came to save lives and not to waste them. “We don’t kill those we daily put our lives on the line to save and protect. Associating us with such barbaric act is not only insulting but a lie from the pit of hell.
“We have no hands in the purported incident”, it stated.
On the Orlu arrests, IPOB said, “we also want to debunk the lies by the Nigeria military that those it arrested in Orlu during their genocidal raid and air strike last week are ESN operatives.
“It’s just unfortunate that the Janjaweed Nigeria Army which capitulates before rag-tag Boko Haram could curiously arrest innocent Biafran civilians at Orlu branding them ESN operatives.
“Till tomorrow, the Nigeria military should know that its poorly-trained troops are no match to the gallant and formidable ESN operatives.
“We are miles ahead of them, and can never be subdued by them. Their propaganda cannot work.
“We equally want to warn the Nigerian military to ensure nothing happens to the Jewish Rabbi Kelechi Nwachukwu and his family as well as other IPOB members they arrested out of frustration following their humiliation by the indomitable ESN operatives at Orlu.
“We MUST warn the Nigeria military as well as the Supreme Court Administrator in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, to ensure that nothing happens to these IPOB members and 33 synagogue worshipers arrested in Orlu and paraded in the public as if they were criminals.
“Hope Uzodima should be ashamed of himself for masterminding the killing and persecution of his unarmed people at a time his fellow Northern Governors are openly negotiating with armed bandits and terrorists”, the statement alleged.
It went further lament that “while the Northern Leaders are busy facilitating amnesty for mass murderers, Hope Uzodinma and his fellow traitors in the South East are sponsoring the destruction of their own people.
“But these saboteurs and Fulani slaves in our land must reap the fruit of treachery!”, the separatists assured.