Politicians behind killings and criminal activity in the Southeast, says IPOB

The indigenous people of Biafra have alleged that politicians were behind the ongoing killings, arson and other criminal activities in the southeast geopolitical zone.

According to the group, politicians created unrest in the area by using the “thugs” they recruited to implicate it and its security arm, the Eastern Security Network.

Group spokeswoman Emma Powerful said in a statement on Monday.

“We, the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership and command of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, based on the intelligence we have, want to expose those behind the senseless killings and the burning of properties and innocent homes in Imo State and other parts of the South East region.

“Those who created criminals, political thugs, cultists and unknown gunmen behind the kidnappings, car thefts and rape of our mothers, wives and sisters wanted to implicate IPOB and ESN. But they shot themselves in the leg,” the statement read in part.

He added: ‘We warn the Hon. Chris Azubogu, representing Nnewi North and South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, and his fellow travelers must heed their call for the army to besiege the communities of Lilu and Orsumoghu.

“We do not have ESN camps in these communities, including Orsu, Oru West and East of Imo State. Those who call for military action in the communities must be prepared to take responsibility for any innocent Biafra who will be killed by the bloodthirsty soldiers.

“ESN and IPOB volunteers are not involved in these criminal activities taking place in the South East region. The agents of the Ebubeagu security company, created by these politicians, are responsible for these atrocities.

“Our intelligence unit has uncovered some politicians involved in recruiting thugs behind the ongoing madness in Imo state and other parts of Biafra.

“Our people must hold them accountable if something bad happens to these communities because they invited soldiers to besiege them. These criminals, recruited by the men of Hope Uzodinma and Hon. Chris Azubogu of Nnewi, are political thugs hired to carry out their electoral plans.

“The weapons they gave them during the election season have not been recovered. They are now using the same weapons to commit so many crimes and blaming them on innocent IPOB and ESN members

“They started using AK-47 rifles to kill our people after the elections. Now the politicians who hired them are still holding them against 2023.

“ESN has camps in all parts of Biafraland, why then is it in Imo State where senseless killings continue unabated? Politicians are behind the carnage, not ESN agents.

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