Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday dismissed reports that members of the pro-Biafra group burnt a police station in Anambra.
Naija News recalls that the police on Monday paraded five suspected members of the pro-Biafran group over the burning of one of its police stations in Ajali, Orumba, Anambra State.
A statement by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the suspects recently arrested and paraded were not their members.
The pro-Biafra group wondered why police always linked IPOB which had remained a non-violent organisation, with criminal matters.
“IPOB members never carted way AK-47 rifles, burnt police patrol van or police station at Ajali, in Orumba, Anambra State, and will never do so until Biafra’s freedom is restored,” IPOB said.
The group also asked governors of Anambra and Abia States to release those arrested in their respective states, insisting that they remained responsible for the ongoing manhunt and illegal arrests as the chief security officers of the states.
The statement partly read, “Our people are in serious danger over the recent and latest version of a manhunt and illegal arrest going on in Abia and Anambra states, instructed by Ikpeazu and Obiano.
“We are worried over the deployment and posting of Nigerian police and army officers in Biafraland.
“The commissioner of police in Anambra and Abia states including other states in Biafraland are Fulani officers, their spokespersons, area commanders and DPOs. Our people are seriously under cage.
“It is important we remind Nigerians and stakeholders in Abia and Anambra states to warn Ikpeazu and Obiano to release those arrested in their respective states or wait to see IPOB’s new strategy to restore Biafra sovereignty in the shortest possible time.”