The Indigenious People of Biafra led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has denied any involvement in early hours attacks Owerri, the Imo state capital, where over 2,000 inmates were freed from the Correctional Centre and the state police command headquarters opposite the Government House, was also attacked and set on fire.
IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, denied involvement of the group security outfit, The Eastern Security Network, in the attacks.
“IPOB and ESN are known groups not unknown gunmen. ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack. IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State, and the recent attack on Onitsha Owerri road at Ukwuorji junction. It is not our mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities.
“The Nigeria Government and her compromised media outfits should stop linking IPOB and ESN to the multiple attacks going on in Nigeria now.
“IPOB was formed on principle of peace and we are still in it. Unknown gunmen is a different people which we don’t know them and they not IPOB or ESN security outfit,” IPOB said.