This was reportedly disclosed in a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful.
The secretary reportedly reacted to the arrest of a top commander of the Eastern Security Network by the army in Ekwulobia, in the Aguata Local Government Area of the state last week.
According to the statement, “The attention of the great family of the Indigenous People of Biafra has been drawn to the fallacious statement from the Fulani-controlled military and police that they arrested a top commander of ESN in Ekwulobial, Aguata Local Government Area Anambra State.”
The statement read that, “We declare without equivocation that there is no iota of truth in the said fallacious statement. Mazi Udubuan Chubueze is only a member of IPOB. He is not one of the ESN operatives let alone being a top commander of ESN.”
It added, “What transpired was that he came to his home in Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA to bury his dead mother and soldiers acting on a tip off from a traitor stormed his house. Yes, he is an IPOB member but not an ESN commander. But those who sabotaged him shall reap the reward of treachery!”
It made it know, “The wicked Nigerian soldiers shot him in the leg and forced him to wear army camouflage and claimed it was what they got from him.”
Powerful maintained, “They also lied that they recovered ammunition from him. How can a man burying his mother be doing so with ammunition? This is another blackmail to hang an innocent man.”
He also said, “The Army forced all those items on him just to implicate him but God will vindicate the just! The claims by the Army that he has bullet wounds are all lies. We call for a forensic examination to deflate the lies. It was the Army that shot him in his compound and claimed he had bullet wounds.”