By Favour Goodness
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has again denied any involvement in the recent killings in Anambra state or any part thereof in the South-East.
A statement by the separatists’ publicist, Emma Powerful said they had been vindicated by the Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano’s revelation that some of his colleagues ( governors) in the geopolitical zone were sponsoring the attacks.
Obiano had in a reaction to why he had repeatedly avoided stakeholders’ security meetings in the area, said he did so because he would not want to siy in a meeting with those who orchestrated mayhem in his state (Anambra).
In a statement on IPOB said,”We have always distanced ourselves from the senseless killings in Biafraland especially in Anambra and Imo States but some gullible fellows do not want to believe us.
“Now we have been vindicated by the recent confession by Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on why he did not attend the meeting of South-East governors in Enugu.
“The governor said without equivocations that he deliberately stayed away from the meeting because he didn’t consider it proper to sit at a table and discuss security with those who are sponsoring the insecurity and killings in his state.
“Obiano did not mince words when he said that the killings in Anambra was politically motivated. He accused his fellow governors and politicians of masterminding the killings in his state for for political gains.
“Now, our question to all those still pointing accusing fingers at IPOB and Eastern Security Network operatives for the killings in Anambra is: How many of the South-East Governors are IPOB members?
“Since according to Gov Obiano, the killings are being sponsorsed by some persons expected in the meeting for political reasons, how many of the attendees are IPOB members?
“Can the same people who find it hard to believe our explanations now believe us if we say that all South-East governors except Obiano are our members and sponsors?
“For the umpteenth time, let’s restate that we have no hands in the senseless killings of innocent citizens in Biafraland especially Imo and Anambra states.
“Politicians and traitors bent on implicating IPOB to impress their Fulani slavemasters are the ones masterminding this genocide in collaboration with the wicked Nigerian security agents.
The proscribed added,” Recent incident in Imo State where a police man pursued an ‘unknown gunman’, shot and killed him only to discover that the said ‘unknown gunman’ was a personnel of the Department of State Services was a further proof that politicians created the insecurity in South East.
“But instead of telling the truth, DSS covered up the exposed evil by claiming that its personnel was mistakenly killed by the police.
“The simple truth is that Hope Uzodinma and his fellow traitors in their quest for power have created fake ESN to cause fear in South-East, and ultimately demonise IPOB but we are smarter than they. We challenge Hope Uzodinma to swear an oath that he has no hands in the killings in Imo and Anambra States.
“We know that the gullible minds may still not believe us but the fact remains that APC in its desperation to take over South-East has set the zone ablaze because of politics. South-East should hold APC and desparate politicians responsible for the mayhem in the zone aimed at beating Ndigbo into submission.
” IPOB is for and not against Ndigbo. We rose to challenge Fulani herdsmen killing our people when South East governors were too cold to even condemn the barbarity for fear of Aso Rock. How then can we turn around and begin to kill the same people we are risking our lives to defend? It makes no sense! Count us out of this nonsense and the media propaganda of our oppressors”.