The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the killing of its members in Imo state.
The Nigerian Army disclosed that security operatives conducted a raid on the headquarters of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the Imo State on Saturday,killing deputy commander of the group, identified as Ikonson and six other members in the process.
Reacting in a statement, Emma powerful, IPOB spokesman, condemned the attack, adding that the killing of its members is ”very painful.”
According to the statement, Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, and all those responsible for the raid, will pay dearly.
“We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, strongly condemn the unprovoked attack on some members of IPOB and ESN operatives at Oguta junction at Mgbidi, along Owerri road Onitsha expressway by a joint security force comprising the the army, police and DSS operatives, with the support of Imo State Government.
“The killing of the heroic innocent Biafrans protecting our communities and towns from Fulani terrorists herdsmen masquerading as cattle herders in cold blood is very painful.
“The Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and all those who had a hand in this wickedness will pay dearly. Hope Uzodinma and his cowardly Nigerian security agencies that cannot confront Fulani terrorists but only flex their muscles when they see Biafra agitators. For murdering Ikonso, the ESN unit COMMANDER in in cold blood, Uzodima has stirred the hornet nest! He should get ready for a sting,” the statement said.
The group accused Uzodinma of killing Ikonso and the ESN members owing to their refusal to join Ebube Agu, the security outfit recently created by South East governors.
“So, because of their refusal to betray Biafra agitation and our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the hopeless governor mobilized joint security forces to attack them today.
“They only ambushed Ikonso but we promise them hell for this cowardly act!
“Hope Uzodinma as the body of Ikonso was paraded by Fulani Jihadists in police and Nigerian army, so shall it be your portion one day,”it added.