The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has revealed that individuals Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State had accused of masterminding attacks in his state were behind his (Obiano) attack.
Naija News recalls that Obiano, who had accused Southeast governors, traditional rulers and leaders of sponsoring attacks in the region, was attacked by unknown gunmen on Tuesday during a rally of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at Odoata Central School Field, Ihiala.
Reacting in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB denied carrying out the attack on the governor.
The pro-Biafra group stated that some people are bent on intimidating their fellow politicians because of the November 6 governorship election in the state.
IPOB warned people to stop linking the group to killings in the region, claiming that some Fulani terrorists had been planted in the South-East to eliminate high profile Igbo people.
The statement reads: “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great and indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU, strongly condemn the spate of senseless attacks on innocent people in South-East by politically-recruited hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen.
“It is quite unfortunate that some unpatriotic and unscrupulous elements who are intimidating their fellow politicians because of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State will resort to bloodletting for power. More annoying is the fact that after their atrocities, some brainwashed fellows will be pointing accusing fingers at IPOB.
“We condemn the attack on Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State yesterday. Contrary to allegations by our enemies, IPOB has no hand in the said attack. It is now becoming more obvious that those Governor Obiano accused of masterminding the killings in his state are angry with him for exposing them.
“The South-East governors that Obiano said he would not sit at the table with to discuss insecurity in his state should be made to explain all they know about the senseless killings in Anambra State.
“We pity those who are chasing after shadow, pointing accusing fingers at IPOB. Such fellows are ignorant of what politicians are capable of doing because of power.
“Igbo politicians were not like this before but desperation for power and determination by Fulani cabal to replicate what happened in Imo State in Anambra State are the reason for this madness. Their ultimate goal is to demonise IPOB.
“Our people must ‘shine’ their eyes because the Fulani have planted their terrorists in our territory to eliminate high profile Biafrans. Those self-acclaimed Igbo elites, Ohanaeze leaders, traditional rulers and religious leaders must look inward to fish out these FULANI-sponsored agents of death.
“They should stop linking IPOB with these killings because IPOB did not come to kill but to save, restore and rebuild.”