The indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, have claimed that the Nigerian military is responsible for the killings and general insecurity in the Southeast.
The IPOB alleged that Nigerian Army soldiers masterminded most of the killings in the Southeast.
The separatist group made the comment in response to claims by the Nigerian military that its militia wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN, was responsible for the killings in the area.
In a statement from its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the IPOB alleged that soldiers fearing fighting Boko Haram militants are hitting “Biafans” in the Southeast.
According to Powerful:
“Following the frustration of the Nigeria military deployed to the South East, and their claim that IPOB and ESN are responsible for the numerous attacks, killings and burning down of people’s properties worth billions in the region, we the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), wish to tell the world that there is no iota of truth in such fabricated allegation.
“It is rather the Nigeria military and their sister security agencies that are masterminding the ongoing secret genocide and mayhem in South East. It’s quite unfortunate that after committing these atrocities, these vampires cleverly point accusing fingers at IPOB just to cover their flanks and deceive the gullible.
“Nigeria Army is afraid of facing Boko Haram and other terrorists in the North but down here in the South they have taken over the work of the police in their desperation to kill more Biafrans. No matter how much they want to twist facts the public is already aware of their pranks.
“The serial killings going on now in the land of Biafra are masterminded by the military and they cannot deny it. There are viral videos where the Nigeria Army is demonstrating its might against innocent and hapless people of Awgu in Enugu State. Will they say those burning down houses in the said video are IPOB and ESN? We challenge them for a forensic audit of the viral video. The UN should investigate this to establish the real identity of those behind the ongoing destruction in South East.
“We wonder how Nigeria army and its security counterparts would derive joy in killing Biafrans but Boko Haram and bandits sacked them in their barracks in the North. The world will one day hold them accountable for these atrocities and crime against humanity. The truth will one day refuse to be buried.”