The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma and some others of using Nigerian security agencies and the South-East security outfit, Ebubeagu to invade and kill residents of communities in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.
Other names mentioned by IPOB are former governors, Rochas Okorocha, Emeka Ihedioha and a former lawmaker, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume,
IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Wednesday, warned those it accused of sponsoring insecurity in Imo state as they engage in their political rivalry battle, saying that they have used their personal interests to destroy innocent people.
According to IPOB, Okorocha, Ihedioha and Ararume are at war with Governor Uzodinma because of the political fighting and power struggle that emanated from the Supreme Court of Nigeria “illegally imposing” Uzodinma on Imo State.
The secessionist group said it condemned the “ongoing attacks by the Nigeria Security Agencies and Ebubeagu militia against civilians in peaceful communities in Okigwe LGA in Imo State since one week.”
IPOB said, “The Nigerian Army, Police, and Ebubeagu invaded Aku, Umulolo, and Ihube communities in Okigwe LGA last week, and killed and abducted innocent citizens. The surviving residents have abandoned their homes for the fear of being abducted or shot dead. We are not pleased with what Hope Uzodinma and his collaborators are doing in Imo State.
“We don’t understand what Imo State Indigenes did to Hope Uzodinma and his political rivals that warrant these reckless killings and all manner of maltreatments from this man who claims to be a Governor.
“We find what is happening very distasteful because our people are dying every day and night under the supervision of Vampire, Hope Uzodinma.
“We are aware that many politicians in Imo State like Emeka Ihedioha, Ifeanyi Ararume, Rochas Okorocha, and many others contributed itocreating the insecurity in Imo State because of the political fighting and power struggle that emanated from the Supreme Court of Nigeria illegally imposing Hope Uzodinma on Imo State.
“IPOB and its intelligence unit intercepted their conspiracy against the illegal state governor that has been causing innocent citizens to suffer.
“These men like Emeka Ihedioha, Hon. Ifeanyi Ararume and Rochas Okorocha and Supreme Court Governor Hope Uzodinma invited Armed militias from Niger Delta to do their bidding thereby turning Imo State into a war zone.
“We are calling on these cannibals in the state to stop their power tussle to avoid spreading sponsored insecurity to other states in Biafraland. IPOB will never be happy with them because they have not only impoverished our people but also have killed a lot of people.
“The killings going on in Okigwe axis may escalate if they don’t stop it.
“We want to let them know, especially Hope Uzodinma, that no matter what they do, they cannot kill every Imo State Indigene.
“Hope Uzodinma stop using Nigeria terrorist Army and Ebubeagu militia to kill our people.
“Hope Uzodinma, your time will be over soon. We promise you.”