The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network, ESN has alleged unknown gunmen terrorizing the Southeastern region were created by the government in collaboration with security agencies.
The Biafra agitators made the allegation in a statement released on Wednesday, February 23.
According to the secessionists, southeast governors collaborated with security agencies and created unknown gunmen to demonize its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB maintained that the group has no hand in the recent attack at the Isu Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters by unknown gunmen.
In the statement credited to its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB, ESN said its men reside in the bushes and forests protecting their parents, siblings, and wives who have been the victim of rape and killings by Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen.
Powerful said the group refused to be intimidated by threats from the government, insisting that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State created the unknown gunmen.
IPOB said the demon the police, Nigerian Army, and Department of State Services, DSS, created in unknown gunmen would continue to hunt them.
The statement read: “We, the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to reiterate once again to the general public that IPOB volunteers and ESN operatives are not unknown gunmen contrary to allegations by the Nigeria Army, Police and DSS agents.
“We have warned Nigeria security agencies to stop linking ESN operatives and IPOB volunteers or members with the hoodlums behind the kidnappings and snatching of cars in the region.
“It is absolutely clear to all and sundry that Nigeria Government and security agencies and their evil politicians created the unknown gunmen in the region particularly in the Imo State because the state government wants to demonize IPOB and our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We have also, severally explained that our ESN operatives stay in the bushes and forests safeguarding our mothers, wives, and sisters who have been the victim of rape and killings by Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen.
“ESN had no hands in the recent attack at the Isu LGA Divisional Headquarters of Police by unknown gunmen. Those attacking them are those they created to demonize IPOB and its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Ironically, the monster they created to destroy ESN has turned around to hunt them. They should leave IPOB and ESN out of their problem.”
The agitators stressed that Governor Uzodinma is using Ebubeagu security outfit to accomplish his aims to eliminate innocent citizens and youths in the state.
Powerful added: “Ebubeagu is now the major cause of death in Imo State. They were recruited and given orientation to harm our people and blame it on IPOB and ESN. But they will not succeed in this evil mission.
“Nigeria police should go and look for those who attacked them at Isu LGA, not IPOB. The worst thing is that they know where those attacking them are staying but they keep on mentioning IPOB and ESN members.
“We are well ahead of them, and police cannot humiliate us with their fallacious and laughable allegation and media trial. We cannot accept that garbage,” he added.