On Wednesday, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, pledged to “destroy” criminals and their sponsors terrorizing the Southeast.
IPOB has threatened to weed out all criminal elements in Abia and Anambra states, as well as in the Southeast, claiming that their days are numbered.
Emma Powerful, IPOB’s spokesman, emphasised that the region’s criminality must end.
In a statement he signed, Powerful also listed certain important people in the Southeast who he claims are funding criminal activity in the region.
According to Powerful: “Those our intelligence unit uncovered sponsoring these criminals are Chief Charles Ogbonna (Evuluogu Ibeku), RT Hon Ude Uko Chukwu, Chief Chimedum Orji Ikuku the son of T. A Orji.”
Powerful accused Theodore Orji’s son, Ikuku of sponsoring the establishment of a fake Eastern Security Network, ESN.
He added: “Anyone who knows these people whose names are mentioned above should advise them to retrace their steps because if they continue on this evil part, they shall regret their actions. IPOB will not warn them or mention their names again. Soon these monsters they created will turn their attention to them.
“IPOB has embarked on uprooting all cultist members and hoodlums in Abia state and will extend this action against cultists in Anambra State and the entire region. It is unacceptable to us for people destroying our region and claiming they are IPOB or ESN operatives, while in reality they are not.”
The separatist group assured that it “cannot attack or kill anybody because it’s not our mandate.”
“Anybody who is associating with and who knows these criminal groups in the region must inform them that IPOB is coming to visit them and their evil sponsors and they should therefore be prepared for what is coming after them soon.
“We will not allow that nonsense to continue anymore in our region. Those sponsors across the region, your days are numbered,” he added.