The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has named those allegedly responsible for insecurity and killings in Imo State, southeastern Nigeria.
The self-determination group disclosed this in a statement on Sunday January 1, 2023.
In the statement issued by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Power, IPOB said the security crisis is caused by “political fighting and power struggle that emanated from illegal imposition of Hope Uzodinma as Governor by the Nigeria Supreme Court.”
IPOB named Governor Uzodinma,
Emeka Ihedioha, Ifeanyi Ararume, former Governor Rochas Okorocha, and many others as those contributing to the insecurity.
According to IPOB, the insecurity in Imo is also caused by criminal elements operating within the state and its environs.
The group also condemned the invasion of Aku, Umulolo, and Ihube Communities in Okigwe Local Government Area, where civilians were reported killed, arrested and houses set ablaze last week by government forces and Ebubeagu Security Network.
“We call on the international community & foreign diplomats in Nigeria to quickly prevail upon the Nigeria military to stop their barbarism in the Biafra communites,” IPOB said, adding that it will not succumb to any form of blackmail.