The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has refuted all claims that they are responsible for the attacks melted out on security operatives in the Southeast and South-south regions of the country.
This was communicated through a press statement, signed and released by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful on Saturday, September 26.
The group stated that they found it amazing how ‘elements with no contact address think they can come to the limelight while making silly allegations against the globally-recognized group, IPOB.’
The statement reads;
“ How can an unarmed man attack a fully- armed security agent and escape unhurt? Doesn’t it sound funny? What a shameful allegation! We know their aim is to discredit IPOB before the international community, which is now interested in matters we have raised concerning atrocities perpetrated by this government.
“Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have bothered to dignify these detractors with a response, as we have since known their stock in trade, if not for the sake of the gullible ones, and some innocent minds. There is no iota of truth in this fictitious claim. IPOB is not responsible for any attack against security agents.
“We want to sound a note of warning, especially to the purported Igbo Nigeria Movement (INM) peddling lies against IPOB, to desist forthwith or be ready for the consequences of their blackmail.”
IPOB also added that the allegations were cooked up by the Federal Government and the Department of State Services DSS.
“The world now knows better. IPOB’s non-violent ideology about the Biafra project is well-known and cannot change. Inalienable rights of the oppressed to defend himself against the oppressor is not illegitimate…
“We are not armed and have no plans to pick up arms. But should we decide to go into arms struggle, which is not an option on the table, it will not be a secret affair. We won’t depend on arms collected from any security agent. That is childish and an insult to IPOB…”