Indigenous People of Biafra has reacted to reports that it is importing explosives into Imo state.
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has broken its silence following allegations that it is importing explosives into Imo state.
The allegation was made by the Department of State Services (DSS) who said that IPOB members are moving explosive devices from Lagos to Imo State.
The group said its members were not terrorists with no need or intention to acquire explosives.
In a statement from the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB also raised the alarm over what it described as killing spree of Governor Nyesom Wike against Biafrans.
It alleged that no fewer than 30 innocent Biafrans have so far been arrested and taken to unknown destination, warning government should be held responsible if anything happened to them.
The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the frivolous and concocted press statement by the Nigerian Department of State Services, DSS, that IPOB is moving explosive devices from Lagos to Imo State. The is is another propaganda by the agency to blackmail IPOB.
“There is no iota of truth in the said report. It’s fake and laughable. IPOB has no intention to acquire explosives. We are not terrorists and do not need explosives.
“Right from inception, IPOB has remained a peaceful movement. We know the antics of DSS and other Nigeria security agencies. They only want to demonise IPOB and other Biafran agitators to stain our global reputation.
“It’s only laughable that DSS cannot find where bandits, Boko Haram and other Fulani terror groups are in Nigeria but it easily concoct intelligence about IPOB and freedom fighters.
“This false alarm which is a smoke screen anyway, is akin to their concocted intelligence about two weeks ago when they claimed IPOB had plans to invade banks to steal money for arms importation.
“But our intelligence unit uncovered their plot and we raised the alarm. Many didn’t believe us but later, criminals and cultists arranged by DSS robbed banks in Anambra and pointed accusing fingers at IPOB.
“What intelligence agency is DSS that cannot give accurate intelligence reports on the activities of terrorists but rather has penchant in dishing out false intelligence on peaceful agitators! What a hypocrisy.”