By Kucha Jeremiah, Abuja
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm over plot by Nigeria security agencies to eliminate prominent South-easterners and blame it on the group and its security arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
In a statement today, the IPOB spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful said the group is not responsible for the current waive of killings of security operatives, especially policemen; attacks on police stations and, destruction of facilities at the stations across the south-east region.
“Those currently targeted for elimination in Igbo land by the Nigerian security agents are prominent men and women, politicians and, other stakeholders, including traders,” IPOB said.
He explained that IPOB and ESN would never terminate the life of any south-easterner.
The group advised that every politician in Biafraland must be wary of those officers assigned to them as police or army guarding them.
“ESN, IPOB has no plan to kill our own in Biafraland because we’re going to get Biafra together. It profits us nothing to kill our own despite the treachery by some of them.
“Our people must be careful because Fulani terrorists in Nigeria army and police uniforms are working tirelessly to ensure that Biafra businessmen, women and politicians are killed in order to pitch Biafrans against themselves and ultimately take undue advantage of the confusion to keep us in bondage.
“But we are smarter than all of them put together. IPOB is raising this alarm for the wise to apply wisdom and avoid being victims of this evil plot.
“Nigerian security agencies have instructed their officers attached to politicians to start gradual elimination of Biafrans who they were assigned to protect. But we will resist this wicked plot,” the statement revealed.
It be recalled that IPOB has alleged that more than 68 of its members were recently arrested and are being detained at the State CID Awka, Anambra State.
“Unknown gunmen are doing their own attacks but Nigeria DSS has rather decided to blame ESN operatives and IPOB members instead of investigating to unravel the perpetrators,” IPOB claimed.