It was earlier reported that students in Imo state were attacked while sitting for their examination. While many people have alleged that IPOB is behind the attack, a strong member of PDP has alleged that the attack on Imo students may not have been carried out by IPOB. He stated that IPOB have suspended its sit-at-home order and due to that, the group wouldn’t have attacked innocent students.
On Tuesday, Peter Obi stated that all attacks in southeast Nigeria may not have been executed by IPOB members. While there have been many coordinated attacks and incidents in many states in the southeast zone, Peter Obi stated that some groups might have been committing different crimes while pretending to be members of IPOB. After the recent attack on WAEC students in Imo state, Peter Obi through his media aide released a statement.
In his statement, he alleged that IPOB has ordered residents of the region to return to their normal activities. He stated that IPOB only gave an order to Abia residents to remain in their homes in respect to some of their members who allegedly died in Abia state. After some WAEC students were allegedly chased away from their exam centers in Imo, peter Obi stated that IPOB had already canceled its sit-at-home order in the state and because there was no reason for the group to attack innocent people or students.
His statement read, ” IPOB had already told members of Imo state to ignore sit-at-home order as the group has already suspended the order for a while. It will not be a bad thing to claim that unknown groups may have started using IPOB’ s identity to carry out evil crimes. Some groups may have started pretending to be IPOB members to carry out evil crimes and cripple the economic life of people in southeast Nigeria. ”
” The present state of the southeast zone is not good for business at all. Right now, investors would not be able to establish a business venture in the state due to what is happening in the state. The sit-at-home order given by the group has done a lot of damages to the lives of the people. If this issue is not solved as soon as possible, many industries may think of moving to another state. ”