The Indigenous People of Biafra, on Monday, said politicians were deploying subtle means to disrupt the November 6 Governorship election in Anambra State, and not the Eastern Security Network.
This is as the group claimed that the four persons reportedly killed by the military at Nnobi, in the Idemili South Local Government Area of the state, were bandits recruited by politicians to hijack the forthcoming election.
IPOB’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement, on Monday, a copy of which was made available to The PUNCH.
According to the statement, “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra, under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the fabricated and laughable claims by Nigeria Government and its military that they killed four IPOB and ESN operatives in Nnobi Idemili South LGA, Anambra State.
“We want to categorically state to all and sundry that IPOB and ESN members were not the ones killed in the said operation. Neither IPOB members nor ESN operatives were among those purportedly killed by the Army in Nnobi, two days ago. We don’t know why Nigeria Government always likes to cover the truth and peddle falsehood.
“What happened was that they mistakenly killed some criminals and terrorists recruited by Supreme Court Administrator in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and APC to wreak havoc in South-East. These bunch of hooligans are the ones unleashing mayhem on our people in the name of ESN, just to implicate and demonise IPOB. But nemesis caught up with them.
“Nigerian Army thought they killed ESN operatives not knowing it was bandits recruited by Uzodinma that they killed. They now wanted to cover up by tagging them IPOB members, but unknown to them, their deceit can not be covered anymore.”
The secessionist group reiterated that there was an ongoing genocide in the South-East geopolitical zone, saying it was worrisome that the international community and the Civil Liberty Organisations were not doing anything about it.
“The Nigerian Army is committing secret genocide in Biafraland. The whole world must take note of these atrocities and extrajudicial killings going on in Biafraland in the name of Operation Golden Dawn officers deployed in our land. Particularly, everybody must endeavour to watch the viral videos and pictures where Nigerian soldiers and its sister security agencies shooting innocent villagers in Awgu, Enugu State.
“Nigerian security agents were sent into our territory to commit another round of genocide against innocent citizens of Biafra. We wonder why Amnesty International, Civil Liberty Organisations would keep quiet and allow the Nigerian military to be killing innocent citizens because they accept to belong to the upcoming Biafra Nation.
“We are calling owners and leaders of this world to come to our rescue,” the statement added.