Indigenous People of Biafra has distanced themselves from the recent killings in Anambra State and other parts of the South East.
The group in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said it has been vindicated by the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, who recently said politicians in the region were masterminding insecurity in the state for political points.
While giving the reason for his absence at the stakeholders’ security meeting in South East, Obiano said he did so because he did not want to sit in a meeting with those who orchestrated mayhem in his state (Anambra).
Following Obiano’s outburst, IPOB insisted that politicians created the insecurity in the South-East for political gains.
“We have always distanced ourselves from the senseless killings in Biafraland, especially in Anambra and Imo states; but some fellows do not want to believe us,” it said.
IPOB added; “We have always distanced ourselves from the senseless killings in Biafraland, especially in Anambra and Imo states; but some 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.
“Obiano did not mince words when he said 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 operatives for the killings in Anambra is, how many of the South-East governors are IPOB members?
“Since, according to Governor Obiano, the killings are being sponsored by some persons expected at the meeting for political reasons, how many of the attendees are IPOB members?
“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 slave masters are the ones masterminding this genocide in collaboration with the wicked Nigerian security agents.”