Nigeria: IPOB reacts to attack on Imo prison, reports of ESN links to south-east crisis
The IPOB also reiterated that its members and the Eastern Security Network have never involved in assaulting Nigeria’s security operatives.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra has dissociated itself from the recent attack at the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The IPOB also reiterated that its members and the Eastern Security Network have never involved in assaulting Nigeria’s security operatives.
While reacting to the occurrence, the group through its spokesman said, “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been drawn again to the fallacious and fabricated news that IPOB and ESN are involved in the attack of prison and police headquarters in Owerri Imo State.”
“IPOB and ESN are known groups not unknown gunmen. ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack? IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri, Imo State. And the recent attack on Onitsha Owerri road at Ukwuorji junction. It is not our mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities.“
“The Nigeria Government and her compromised media outfits should stop linking IPOB and ESN to the multiple attacks going on in Nigeria now. IPOB was formed on the principle of peace and we are still in it. Unknown gunmen are different people; we don’t know them and they are not IPOB or ESN security outfit” said the spokesman