IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful made this accusation while reacting to reports that Nigerian soldiers repelled and killed and operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) who allegedly besieged the palace of Eze Emmanuel Okeke of Amaifeke in Orlu LGA Imo State.
Powerful described the report as blatant lies for the pit of hell by Uzodinma and his followers to deceive the gullible minds and demonize their innocent victims.
IPOB accused Uzodinma and APC of joining forces with security operatives and Ebubeagu to kill innocent residents in order to create the wrong impression that the ESN is hunting the monarchs.
The statement reads, “We are the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi KANU. Following the frustration and lack of professionalism by the Nigerian security agencies, they have as usual resorted to lies and propaganda to deceive the gullible minds.
“The Nigerian Army and police parading and killing innocent citizens in Imo State have started with falsehood to demonise their innocent victims. They can only deceive those who don’t know what is happening in Imo State since Hope Uzodinma and his APC party turned Imo State into an abattoir for innocent Biafrans.
“Nigerian security agents and Ebubeagu security members recruited by Hope Uzodinma were operating and killing innocent citizens in Imo State have lied again that they repelled ESN operatives who allegedly besieged the palace of Eze Emmanuel Eze Okeke of Amaifeke in Orlu LGA Imo State.
“This is another blatant lie from the pit of hell. IPOB/ESN operatives have no issues with traditional rulers in Biafraland but Nigeria army and police are trying to create the wrong impression that we are hunting the monarchs.”
Meanwhile, Governor Uzodinma has alleged that some suspects detained by security agents have named Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as sponsors of insecurity in Imo State.