The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has exonerated itself from the destruction of the house of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, saying it is one of Nigerian Government’s strategy to blackmail the group.
Speaking to the media on Monday, an IPOB insider said:
“The APC-run Nigeria government is in desperate moves to precipitate anarchy across Biafraland, as measures to criminalize the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“The recent destruction of Joe Igbokwe’s country home in Nnewi, Anambra State, forms part of that evil plot of blackmail.
“From a reliable intel, we were informed that Nigerian government in their efforts to blackmail IPOB and destroy its widely international and local reputation and also to set Igbos against IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu, the government had previously made a promise to Joe Igbokwe that if he agrees to sacrifice his building to incriminate IPOB, he will accordingly be rewarded with a more befitting edifice.
“This is not the first time the Nigeria government is using this method to incriminate, destroy and kill a genuine voice.”
Citing the incidence involving the EndSARS protest of 2020, the source explained how the government deploys security agents to unleash mayhem against the citizenry.
He said: “Recently in EndSARS protest, when Nigerians were protesting and calling for an end to police brutality and disbandment of criminal and notorious police department known as SARS, the government deceitfully employed this same method against these innocent end SAR protesters.
“Criminals were deployed by Nigeria government to infiltrated the EndSARS.
“It is not hidden or mere accusations; the video clips are still online where government vehicles were captured on camera dropping thugs and after that, the carnage began.
“People were killed, properties worth billions of naira were destroyed by these government thugs.
“The setting ablaze of Joe Igbokwe’s house, killing of Igbo prominent men, etc., was the same APC Nigeria government usual strategy to drive home its evil intent when dealing with perceived enemy.
“This destruction, coupled with killings, clearly portray the mad desperation of a widely rejected government of anarchy and death.
“It was an act invented by APC politicians who want to leverage on that mayhem, to further blackmail IPOB family members who have maintained a position that there will be no election in Anambra state If its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not unconditionally freed.
“It is a well known fact that, the only adopted strategy of IPOB is civil disobedience through persuasion, conviction and logic which has so far yielded positive results and compliance from the masses.
“The carnage of killings and destruction of properties was employed by Nigeria government to cause havoc and instigate Igbo Biafrans of the South-East region and the world against Nnamdi Kanu and the IPOB.”
Narrating the extent of the frustration of the masses against the APC government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, he said:
“It should be clearly understood that every single individual entrapped in current Nigeria, is completely fed up with Buhari cum APC led government, hence people are willing to support and align with even the devil against this Nigeria government.
“The seeming massive support the Unknown Gunmen enjoyed from the Nigerian masses emanates from the irredeemable self-imposed defeatist and frustrating policies of the Nigeria government.
“Hence, if Lucifer emerge today as a strong opposition to this Buhari APC government, the masses will knowingly and unknowingly support him.
“Just like Governor Willie Obiano rightly stated, “desperate politicians are behind the killings and burning down of properties in Anambra State”,” he concluded.