The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused Nigeria’s joint military operation of killing innocent people with no traceable links to criminals in Ogbaru and Nnewi South Local Government Areas of Anambra State.
The secessionist group, Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, who disclosed this in a statement, said the “Fulani-controlled” military deployed in the area had been killing innocent people without any of the governors from the region condemning the act.
The pro-Biafra group urged the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to speak against the killings as his “silence” showed that he is allegedly competing with the Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma in using the military to kill his people.
IPOB alleged that Fulani bandits are being recruited into the army and sent to the South-East.
The statement read in part, “IPOB family is deeply saddened with the ongoing massacre of innocent people with no traceable links to criminals by Nigeria Joint Military in an effort to curb criminality in the East, particularly in Anambra State and Imo State.
“It is unimaginable that the security agencies murder our people leaving the footprint of the Fulani-terrorist of Nigeria military yet no eastern governor has condemned or spoken out against this outrage and ethnic cleansing.
“Profiling and Killing of innocent young Igbo youths while the terrorist youths in the North are being recruited into Nigeria army, police and DSS, covered with military uniformed, armed and sent to our land upon request of some of our Governors for the deliberate massacre of their citizens can be referred as stupid. That’s why the Caliphate refers to such individuals as “Useful Idiots”.
“Soludo, take a look at what is happening in Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA, how the military is going house to house searching, eliminating and disappearing youths from 15 years above. So far Nigeria’s terrorist Military may have eliminated more than 500 innocent youths in the two LGAs.
“Can you show us where the military attacked and burnt down a village in the North when terrorists and bandits killed any military personnel? When Nigerian Army comes into Biafra land, they dumped military rules of engagement and become brutal as terrorists in burning properties and mindless slaughtering of our people.
“We are not asking you not to fight criminals who are troubling our people but call these terrorists parading as Nigeria soldiers to order, disabuse our minds and that of Anambra youths, convince us that you haven’t become another Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.”