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IPOB Reacts To Arrest Of Suspected Cannibals, Criminals From Imo, Anambra Forests By Nigerian Army, Police

December 16, 2021

The group tasked security agents to let the law take its full course against criminals but added that innocent persons should be released.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the suspected cult members and other criminals arrested by security operatives recently in Anambra and Imo states are working for Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

The group tasked security agents to let the law take its full course against criminals but added that innocent persons should be released.


According to a statement by the IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, which was obtained by SaharaReporters on Thursday, the cultists are being sponsored to implicate its members.


It partly read, "The attention of the global family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great prophet and indefatigable liberator Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu, has been drawn to media reports about a camp of criminals and cultists busted by security agents in Orsumoghu, Anambra State; and Orsuihiteukwu in Orlu, Imo State.


"These cultists arrested in these camps are certainly the monsters created by the Supreme Court Administrator in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma to demonise our gallant ESN (Eastern Security Network) operatives.


"These vampires have been impersonating ESN operatives and terrorising many communities in Biafran land.


"The Imo State Supreme Court Administrator Hope Uzodinma and APC (All Progressives Congress) party created these vampires thinking they can demonise ESN and IPOB but unfortunately the monsters turned against the innocent people of Biafra.


"Nemesis has caught up with them, the same way their sponsors will soon meet their Waterloo and Biafra land will be rid of them!"


IPOB also denied claims that the arrested persons are members of its militia arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN).


Powerful also mentioned some names of some suspected criminals allegedly perpetrating acts of criminality in the South-East region, adding that they will soon be dealt with.


"Those arrested by joint security forces are not ESN members. They are Hope Uzodinma's boys who he created to demonise IPOB and ESN operatives. For record purposes, ESN does not indulge in criminality or write letters to people or make calls to people, requesting funds.


"IPOB and ESN have no dealings with criminal activities of these criminals as they are also on ESN watch list. But security (operatives) must investigate thoroughly and free the innocent people who were victims of their invasion and arrest. Not all are the perpetrators of this crime, some are criminals while some are not, let the law take its cause on those found guilty.


"The IPOB leadership wishes to draw the attention of the good people of Biafra, especially in the affected communities in Anambra and Imo states that through intelligence we have uncovered some other impostors using ESN to unleash mayhem on our people.


"Some of them include Emmanuel aka (Obereagu); Innocent Obiekee from Isingwu Orsumoghu; Izuchukwu from Amaduru Orsumoghu; Ofordie aka Baby.”

The group alleged that the people indulge in kidnapping, carjacking, cannibalism and rape.   


"We assure the affected communities in Orsumoghu, Orsuihiteukwa, Awo Idemili, Orlu LGA, Nnewi South LGA, Nnempi, Ibiasoegbe, Lilu Town and other communities being terrorised by these hoodlums and miscreants to stay calm, that normalcy will return to their communities soon," the statement added.