IPOB denies arrest of members in Delta State

Texas, US-based World Igbo Congress (WIC) on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State to “change their behaviour”.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that WIC said members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are Igbo sons and daughters, who do not deserve to be treated with disdain.

“The govt failure to protect life and property is by design.

“Gov Hope and President Buhari govt must change their behaviour. The Indigenous People of Biafra – IPOB, is IGBO. We cannot accept the govt killing ploy in the southeast anymore. Why are Igbo youths killed or abducted?” WIC said on its known Twitter handle.

IPOB is a group seeking for an Independent state of Biafra to be carve out of present day South-east of Nigeria made up of Ebonyi, Enugu, Anambra, Abịa and Imo States, and parts of south–south region of the country.

The security situation in the South-east east has continued to worsen with attacks on security agencies and facilities, government facilities and officials and high profile individuals occuring regularly.

Many have been killed while properties worth millions have been destroyed in the attacks.

The police and military have continued to blame the group for the attacks but the group has denied responsibility.

The attacks worsened following the arrest and detention of IPOB’s Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, last year by the Nigerian government.

Kanu is facing prosecution for alleged treason and terrorism.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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