The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced itself from the recent attack on a rally of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, which which some sections of the media reported that the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano was held hostage when the hoodlums stormed the ground.
In a statement by their Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB accused politicians of fueling the attacks in the state and and the region and charged the south-east governors to address the insecurity in the zone.
He said “We condemn the attack on Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State yesterday. Contrary to allegations by our enemies, IPOB has no hand in the said attack. It is now becoming more obvious that those Gov. Obiano accused of masterminding the killings in his state are angry with him for exposing them.
“The South-East governors that Obiano said he would not sit at the table with to discuss insecurity in his state should be made to explain all they know about the senseless killings in Anambra State.
“We strongly condemn the spate of senseless attacks on innocent people in South East by politically-recruited hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen.
“It is quite unfortunate that some unpatriotic and unscrupulous elements who are intimidating their fellow politicians because of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State will resort to bloodletting for power. More annoying is the fact that after their atrocities, some brainwashed fellows will be pointing accusing fingers at IPOB.” Powerful stated.
He continued “We pity those who are chasing after shadow, pointing accusing fingers at IPOB. Such fellows are ignorant of what politicians are capable of doing because of power.
“Igbo politicians were not like this before but desperation for power and determination by Fulani cabal to replicate what happened in Imo State in Anambra State are the reason for this madness. Their ultimate goal is to demonise IPOB.
The IPOB spokesperson while warning on further killings in the zone said “Our people must shine their eyes because Fulani have planted their terrorists in our territory to eliminate high profile Biafrans.
“Those self-acclaimed Igbo elites, Ohanaeze leaders, traditional rulers and religious leaders must look inward to fish out these Fulani sponsored agents of death. They should stop linking IPOB with these killings because IPOB did not come to kill but to save, restore and rebuild,” Powerful emphasised.