The leadership Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has washed the hands of the organization out of the early Monday morning attacks on Owerri Correctional Center and the state’s Police Command headquarters.
Spokesman for IPOB, Mr. Emma Powerful, in a statement he issued on Monday in the wake of the attack, said that it was ” fallacious” linking IPOB and the operatives of Eastern Security Network to the attack.
According to him, ESN operatives were in the bushes “chasing Fulani terrorists” and couldn’t have attacked the facilities that were badly damaged in the series of attacks.
“The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra has been drawn again to the fallacious and fabricated news that IPOB and ESN are involved in the attack of prison and police headquarters in Owerri Imo State.
“IPOB and ESN are known group not unknown gunmen. ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack. IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State. and the recent attack on Onitsha Owerri road at Ukwuorji junction. It is not our mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities.
“The Nigeria Government and her compromised media outfits should stop linking IPOB and ESN to the multiple attacks going on in Nigeria now.
“IPOB was formed on principle of peace and we are still in it. Unknown gunmen is a different people which we don’t know them and they not IPOB or ESN security outfit.