Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have urged the gunmen and other groups in the southeast zone to drop their weapons and stop attacking innocent citizens.
IPOB made this statement on Thursday while reacting to the recent attacks in the southeast region. Due to the alleged rumors stating that IPOB is behind the different attacks on innocent peace in the south- east and the alleged attack on the governor of Anambra State, IPOB has finally given a response.
In a response to the accusations, IPOB’ s spokesperson, Emma Powerful called for help while urging residents to protect themselves from gunmen and other individuals who have continued to carry out attacks and kill the people of the region for political reasons.
A few days after an alleged attack on the convoy of Governor Willy Obiano, IPOB stated that its men have not carried out any attack on anyone in the past and they are not behind the attack on Obiano’ s convoy.
Emma Powerful said the party ” The global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, strongly condemn the spate of senseless attacks on innocent people in the South East by politically- recruited hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen. ”
” Sadly, is quite unfortunate that some unpatriotic and unscrupulous elements who are intimidating their fellow politicians because of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State will resort to bloodletting for power. More annoying is the fact that after their atrocities, some brainwashed fellows would be pointing accusing fingers at IPOB. ”
” Also, we condemn the attack on Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, yesterday. Contrary to allegations by our enemies, IPOB had no hand in the said attack. It is becoming more obvious that those Obiano accused of masterminding killings in his state are angry with him for exposing them. ”
” Meanwhile, the southeast governors Obiano said he would not sit at the table with, to discuss insecurity in his state, should be made to explain all they know about the senseless killings in Anambra State. ”
” It’ s so sad that we pity those who are chasing shadows, pointing accusing fingers at IPOB. Such fellows are ignorant of what politicians are capable of doing because of power.
” Igbo politicians were not like this before. But desperation for power and determination by the Fulani cabal to replicate in Anambra what happened in Imo State is the reason for this madness. ”
” Our people must shine their eyes because some people have been planted in our territory to eliminate high profile Biafrans. Those self- acclaimed Igbo elite, Ohanaeze leaders, traditional rulers, and religious leaders must look inward to fish out these sponsored agents of death. ”
” They should stop linking IPOB with these killings because IPOB did not come to kill but to save, restore and rebuild. “