By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
Nnewi—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB yesterday denied alleged involvement of its members in any kind of violent activity, including armed robbery and kidnapping.
Reacting to the claim by the Anambra State Police Command that it arrested five IPOB members for attacking Police station in Anambra State, the group in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said it is the usual police lies to paint IPOB black whenever they fail in their duties and urged the public to ignore them.
“It is an indisputable fact that IPOB members do not carry arms, they are not involve in any violent activity anywhere in the world and this Police claim of arresting five IPOB members in Anambra State is a joke of the year, maybe that is part of the April Fool jokes having made that claim on 1st April 2019.
“Everybody in Nigeria knows that no truth can ever come from the Police in Nigeria and particularly those in the South-East They live, sleep and wake up with lies and fabricated stories against the people and now, they are coming up with one against IPOB but the world knows between the Police and the IPOB who are involved in illegality such as armed robbery and kidnapping.
“IPOB does not carry arms and have no business attacking Police Stations. We will not be surprise that the so called people the police in Anambra State arrested and are linking them to IPOB are innocent people they want to extort money from their families or those they have arrested over land dispute or any other issues from the communities they were arrested from.
“It has come to the knowledge of the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, how Nigerian Police officers posted in Biafraland particularly those in Anambra and Abia are intensifying manhunt and arrest of individuals and innocent citizens suspected to be sympathisers or IPOB members.”