The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has confirmed the killing of one its commanders, blaming Governor Hope Uzodinma for the action says he has murdered sleep.
The group alleged that its commander came under attack after mouthwatering offers from Governor Uzodinma for him to join the Ebubeagu security network formed by the governors were rejected. Vowing that the governor would pay dearly for the killing, of its commander and the proscribed group
The IPOB in a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful said that “the killing of the heroic innocent Biafrans protecting our communities and towns from Fulani terrorists herdsmen masquerading as cattle herders in cold blood is very painful.”
“The Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State Hope Uzodinma and all those who had a hand in this wickedness will pay dearly.
“Hope Uzodinma and his cowardly Nigerian security agencies that cannot confront Fulani terrorists but only flex their muscles when they see Biafra agitators. For murdering Ikonso, the ESN unit commander in a cold blood, Uzodinma has stirred the hornet nest! He should get ready for a sting.
“Uzodinma decided to kill Ikonso because he refused his offer to head Ebubeagu ghost security outfit formed by South East governors. Uzodinma has tried but without success to lure ESN operatives into Ebubeagu. He had made irresistible offers to them which were turned down, hence his resorting to elimination of these patriotic heroes who vowed never to betray Biafra.
Ikonso was reportedly killed alongside six of his compatriots while a number of others were arrested during an during an early morning raid on their hideout at Awomama village, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, on Saturday in a combined operation by security men drawn from various agencies.