The Indigenous People of Biafra has criticised Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Department of State Services (DSS), describing claims that it imports arms and ammunition into Imo State as laughable.
The DSS had alleged that the secessionist group was moving arms and other explosive devices to Imo to destabilise the government of Hope Uzodinma.
Reacting to the allegation, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said that the group is not a terrorist organisation that resort to explosive devices in its operations. He noted that right from inception, IPOB remains a peaceful movement.
IPOB accused the DSS of lying, urging the secret service to go after Boko Haram, bandits and Fulani terrorists.
“The attention of IPOB ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the frivolous and concocted press statement by the DSS that IPOB is moving explosive devices from Lagos to Imo State. This 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 of acquiring 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 the bandits, Boko Haram and other Fulani terror groups in Nigeria but it easily concocted intelligence about IPOB and freedom fighters.
“No fewer than 30 innocent Biafrans have so far been arrested and taken to (an) unknown destination. The Nigeria government should ensure nothing untoward happens to these Biafrans. They must answer for their whereabouts!”
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