The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Sunday accused the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and “desperate politicians” of being responsible “for the mayhem in the zone aimed at beating Ndigbo into submission.”
IPOB said its stand is vindicated by the confession of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State that he did not attend the meeting of South East Governors in Enugu because some of them were sponsoring the insecurity and killings in his State.”
Governor Obiano had in defending his persistent absence meetings of South East Governor said that the killings in Anambra was politically motivated and that his fellow Governors and politicians were masterminding them for political gains.
Washing its hands off the violence that has beclouded the November 6 Governorship election, IPOB, through its Spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said it is only “gullible minds” that still find it difficult to believe the killings and destructions are being perpetrated by “APC in its desperation to take over South East has set the zone ablaze because of politics.”
It blamed the believe that it is involved on “media propaganda.”
According to the statement by its Spokesperson, “IPOB is for and not against Ndigbo. We rose to challenge Fulani herdsmen killing our people when South East governors were too cold to even condemn the barbarity for fear of Aso Rock. How then can we turn around and begin to kill the same people we are risking our lives to defend? It makes no sense! Count us out of this nonsense and the media propaganda of our oppressors.
“We have always distanced ourselves from the senseless killings in Biafra land especially in Anambra and Imo States but some gullible fellows do not want to believe us.
“Now, our question to all those still pointing accusing fingers at IPOB and Eastern Security Network ESN operatives for the killings in Anambra is: How many of the South East Governors are IPOB members? Since according to Gov. Obiano the killings are being sponsorsed by some persons expected in the meeting for political reasons, how many of the attendees are IPOB members? Can the same people who find it hard to believe our explanations now believe us if we say that all South East governors except Obiano are our members and sponsors?
“For the umpteenth time, let’s restate that we have no hands in the senseless killings of innocent citizens in Biafra land especially Imo and Anambra States. Politicians and traitors bent on implicating IPOB to impress their Fulani slavemasters are the ones masterminding this genocide in collaboration with the wicked Nigerian security agents.
“The recent incident in Imo State where a police man pursued an ‘unknown gunman’, shot and killed him only to discover that the said ‘unknown gunman’ was a personnel of the Department of State Services DSS was a further proof that politicians created the insecurity in South East. But instead of telling the truth, DSS covered up the exposed evil by claiming that its personnel was mistakenly killed by the police.
“The attack on this DSS man in Imo State shows that Hope Uzodinma equipped many hoodlums in security uniforms to disguise as IPOB and attack people to implicate and demonise IPOB. This is the card they have been playing but many people in their ignorance don’t still understand their antics. The simple truth is that Hope Uzodinma and his fellow traitors in their quest for power have created fake ESN to cause fear in South East, and ultimately demonise IPOB but we are smarter than they. We challenge Hope Uzodinma to swear an oath that he has no hands in the killings in Imo and Anambra States.”