The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has kicked against the resumption of military airstrikes in Imo State and other parts of the South East.
Naija News reports that the airstrikes happened in Amuzi, Odenkwume, and some neighbouring communities in the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of the state.
It was learned that the military bombardment was carried out against suspected members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
But in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, IPOB said the Federal Government has declared war on Biafra by resuming its military operations in the South-East.
The statement read in part, “Just two days ago, the Inspector General of Police, while launching a special police operation for the South-East called Operation Restore Peace, in Enugu, confirmed the people’s fears when he asked police personnel not to wait for any other special order before they start killing protesters and anyone confronting them in the zone. He specifically directed them to ensure they eliminate anybody suspected to be a Biafran agitator or IPOB member, and not to bother bringing them to police stations anymore.
“There are so many security challenges in the North where the rampaging Boko Haram terrorists and bandits have seized the control of many communities and the local government areas, yet there is no shoot-on-sight order declared by the double-faced Buhari-led Federal Government. South-East and South-South are not at war with anybody but Fulani terrorists supported by the Nigerian government brought war into our land, killing innocent people while pointing accusing fingers at IPOB members and ESN operatives.”