The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has reportedly stated that politicians are the ones behind the killings, and unrest going on in the South East.
This was reportedly disclosed in a statement on Monday by the spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful.
The statement read, “We, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership and command of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, based on intelligence available to us, want to expose those behind the senseless killings and burning of innocent people’s properties and houses in Imo State and other parts of South-East region.”
It added, “Those, who created criminals, political thugs, cultists and unknown gunmen behind the kidnapping, snatching of people’s cars, and raping of our mothers, wives and sisters wanted to implicate IPOB and ESN. But they have shot themselves in the leg.”
It disclosed, “We are warning Hon. Chris Azubogu, representing Nnewi North and South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, and his co-travellers to be careful over their call for the military to besiege Lilu, and Orsumoghu communities.”
It maintained, “Our intelligence unit has uncovered some politicians involved in the recruitment of thugs behind the ongoing madness in Imo State and other parts of Biafra. Our people must hold them accountable if anything untoward happens to these communities because they invited soldiers to besiege them. These criminals, recruited by Hope Uzodinma’s men and Hon. Chris Azubogu of Nnewi, are political thugs hired to execute their election projects.”
It posited, “The guns they gave them during the election season have not been retrieved. They are now using the same guns to commit so many crimes and blame them on innocent members of IPOB and ESN. They started using the AK-47 rifles in killing our people after elections. Now the politicians who engaged them are still keeping them against 2023.”
It probed that, “ESN has camps in every part of Biafraland, why then is it in Imo State that senseless killings are going on unabated? Politicians are behind the carnages not ESN operatives.”