In a statement on Tuesday by Its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB said that Uzodinma has from now till the end of this month to release innocent Biafra agitators arrested and clamped in various cells in the state or face the wrath of the organization.
The group also urged Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Igbo religious leaders, civil society groups and women organisations to caution the governor against arresting innocent members of the group, stressing that it will no longer tolerate the hounding of its members in Imo.
The statement reads, “We the global movement and family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader and prophet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to once again put the word on notice over the incessant abduction of IPOB members in Imo State by the compromised Nigerian security agents supported by the Supreme Court Administrator in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma.
“We want to make it clear to him and those of his co-travellers that IPOB never stops in Imo State because Imo State is one of the states in Biafra territory. Hope Uzodinma and his co-travellers and traitors are uninformed and cannot stop our agitation for freedom in Imo State.
“We call on Ohaneze Ndigbo, Igbo religious leaders, civil society groups and women organisations to caution Hope Uzodinma and his co-travellers to discontinue this evil agenda. We have had enough of their wickedness against innocent Biafrans.
“We don’t want anybody to blame IPOB should we decide to react. Hope Uzodinma and the compromised security agents have done enough to innocent members of IPOB and ordinary citizens in Imo State.
“The continued arrest and abduction of innocent people in Imo State can no longer be tolerated. It’s very disturbing that these agents of darkness now move from house to house searching for anybody who is a supporter of Biafra agitation.
“Friends, family members and associates of Hope Uzodinma must tell him to release those innocent Biafrans arrested unjustly in Imo State. We give him till the end of November 2021 to do so otherwise, he will be testing the will of the masses and our irrevocable resolve to restore Biafra.
“There is no justification for arresting peaceful agitators of Biafra whereas bandits and mass murderers are allowed to roam the streets freely. This hatred against the innocent must stop, arresting and killing innocent Biafrans tagging them ESN (Eastern Security Network) operatives.”
KanyiDaily recalls that IPOB had recently accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of killing the INEC chairman because he refused to allow him to bring his ad-hoc staff to rig the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.