Nigeria

2023: IPOB advises politicians against training thugs

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced itself from the recent attacks on the INEC office in Owerri, Imo State.

Security agencies were requested yesterday by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to look into whether or not the suspects arrested by their agents in Enugu State were, in fact, IPOB members.

It claimed that these people were criminals hired by politicians to attack their opponents.

In a statement released by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group claimed that a lady who had been arrested in the state and paraded as an IPOB member was a suspected executioner who had been hired by politicians in Enugu State and employed as one of their thugs against their political opponents.

“The so-called suspected female executioner in Enugu State paraded as an IPOB member was recruited by Enugu State politicians as a member of their thugs, used against their political opponents.

“They employed the thugs to terrorise their opponents, notably during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries. At a point when they could no longer manage them after arming them and paying them salaries, they caused division among them,’ IPOB asserted.

Security services were urged to “open their eyes” since “a lot of our youths have been killed just because the politicians want to stay in power.”

The group demanded that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi launch an inquiry into the matter.

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