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‘It is not and has never been part of our objective to scare or kill innocent citizens of Biafra’
By Valentine Amanze
The Mazi Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the murder of policemen and innocent citizens at Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State by criminals.
It made the condemnation, while disassociating itself from the barbaric act, which claimed five policemen and civilians.
In a statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, on Monday, IPOB called on Nigerians to stop linking its members with the “state-sponsored killings” meant to provoke its members in Igboland.
It described that IPOB as a peaceful movement seeking separation from the Nigeria state through internationally recognised and accepted modus operandi called Self-Determination and not through criminal activities.
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It further stated that IPOB’s objective was to create a calm and peaceful environment for everyone in the South-East snd enable people come home and be part of the development of Biafraland.
“It is not and has never been part of our objective to scare or kill innocent citizens of Biafra. Even though Nigeria security agents have been brutal on Biafran citizens, we have always maintained our calm,” the group stated.
IPOB however accused the Nigeria government of using both state actors and non-state actors to create insecurity and chaos in the East just to blackmail IPOB.
Besides, IPOB warned the “paid criminals in the East” to stop their activities and allow Biafra agitation to flow naturally.
“We are warning the following criminals; Chocho and his co-actors, Agama, Egbe, to stay off Biafra Land or face the consequences.
“They have already been declared wanted by IPOB, and their sins will catch up with them soon,” it stated.