The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday denied claims by the Department of State Services that five northerners were killed and buried in a forest in Abia State. The group said the latest and unfounded accusation was a scheme by President Buhari and his Fulani herdsmen to attack and kill Southerners in the North.
In a statement released by IPOB, the group said: “It is not in the character of IPOB as a non-violent organization to kill innocent people. The Federal Government is unveiling a predetermined agenda to cloak IPOB in the garment of violent organization deliberately designed such propaganda in order to ignite ethnic cleansing.”
The statement also revealed plans by the Buhari led administration to assassinate Nnamdi Kanu who is currently detained at the Kuje prisons, Abuja. The statement reads in part: “In the meeting, they agreed to use some acclaimed Boko Haram leaders who were arrested and kept in an unknown prison but will be brought to Kuje prison after being taken to court, where they will be remanded in the same prison with Mr Kanu and be given weapons to attack him and claim he insulted them which led to physical combat that claimed his life.
“Another game plan, according to our intelligence arm, revealed that the Boko Haram fighters will break into where Mr Kanu is presently being detained in Kuje prison to assassinate him by strangling him to death and afterward, escaping from the prison and then government will claim that the Boko Haram attacked the prison to free their members who were detained in the masterminded jail break.
“If we were to declare war, we will begin by killing at least 5,000 people, not just five. Finally, nobody in his/her right senses will take the DSS serious, until they are able to prove how, where, when and why IPOB killed five people and the DSS. The same DSS which could not locate the corpses of over 500 Agatu civilians, suddenly located the five people allegedly IPOB killed. The reason the DSS are riding on the intelligence of Nigerians, is probably because, they believe Nigerians are a bunch of idiots who would believe anything.”
IPOB’s statement was jointly signed by its spokespersons, Mr. Emma Mmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya