The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied allegations it is connected with the alleged killing of six children in Anambra State.
“The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to a malicious and mischievous media report trying to link the IPOB and the Eastern Security Network, ESN with the purported killing of six children in Anambra State,” the group said in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesman Emma Powerful.
“Fabricated claims like this is only akin to giving the dog a bad name in order to hang it. Those behind this lame and poorly scripted dummy stupidly forgot the main reason for the establishment of ESN, and the mission of IPOB.
“We came to save lives and not to waste them. We don’t kill those we daily put our lives on the line to save and protect. Associating us with such barbaric act is not only insulting but a lie from the pit of hell.
“But for the sake of the gullible, we wouldn’t have bothered to dignify distracting reports like this with a response. And this will be the last time we will respond to a trash like this. We have no hands in the purported incident.”
The group also dismissed claims by the military that it arrested operatives of the Eastern Security Network, an offshoot of IPOB, during its operation in Orlu.
“We equally want to warn the Nigerian military to ensure nothing happens to the Jewish Rabbi Kelechi Nwachukwu and his family as well as other IPOB members they arrested out of frustration following their humiliation by the indomitable ESN operatives at Orlu,” the statement added.