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Don’t link us, ESN to planned attacks on political campaigns, election, IPOB warns IGP, police

By Gordi Udeajah, Umuahia
27 September 2022   |   2:38 am
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), yesterday, disclosed that it is not interested in Nigeria’s election, which it called the “selection process.”

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), yesterday, disclosed that it is not interested in Nigeria’s election, which it called the “selection process.”

IPOB’s Spokesman, Emma Powerful, in the statement, tagged, “Inspector General Of Police (IGP) Planned Blackmail Against IPOB Will Not Work,” noted that elections in Nigeria do not meet IPOB’s standards of achieving Biafra freedom.

Powerful said: “If this government wants IPOB to be part of their politics, it should fix a date for the Biafra referendum, where it will see the civilised political ability of IPOB; hence, linking IPOB to this fraudulent election shows that the government has lost focus.”

He stated that the IPOB family, under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu, is amused at the disgraceful statement credited to the IGP linking the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and IPOB to their already planned attacks during political campaigns.

According to Powerful, the government and its security agencies should know that IPOB and ESN volunteers don’t engage in Nigeria’s political campaigns and selection process.

He urged that IPOB and ESN operatives be left alone to focus on things that matter, instead of trying to involve them in Nigeria’s government and its fraudulent political processes.

The separatist group assured that the Nigerian police would fail, as usual, in its plans to commit crimes during political campaigns and tag it on IPOB and ESN.

He further stated that the alarms the Nigeria’s security agencies had raised often signalled their attempt to blackmail IPOB and ESN operatives. Powerful added that IPOB cannot allow them to continue in their business of blackmail.

He said: “We have always maintained that we are not interested in anything that has to do with Nigeria let alone taking any side in their fraudulent political process.

“IPOB will achieve Biafra freedom, not through Nigeria’s politics or election, but through a United Nations (UN) supervised referendum or an outright declaration of Biafra.”