The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday said Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has vindicated its members with his recent remark linking the killings in the southeast to the region’s political elites.
In a statement by its mouthpiece, Emma Powerful, the separatist group stressed that Igbo elites and politicians should be held responsible for the insecurity in the region.
Lately, the region has witnessed several killings and insecurity challenges, which have been linked to IPOB and its militia, the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
However, Powerful maintained that its members are not responsible for the killings and insecurity in the region.
According to Powerful: “We are the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), under the able leadership of our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We have always distanced ourselves from the senseless killings in Biafra land 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 southeast 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 the table and discuss security with those who are sponsoring the insecurity and killings in his state. Gov. Obiano did not mince words when he said that the killings in Anambra were politically motivated. He accused his fellow governors and politicians of masterminding the killings in his state for political gains.
“Now, our question to all those still pointing accusing fingers at IPOB and Eastern Security Network (ESN) operatives for the killings in Anambra is: How many of the southeast Governors are IPOB members? Since according to Gov. Obiano the killings are being sponsored 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 southeast 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 Biafra land 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.”