The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has blamed Hope Uzodimma administration in Imo for the insecurity in the state following the “abduction” of former governorship candidate Uche Nwosu.
“We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, condemn the abduction of Mazi Uche Nwosu in the church. This is another vindication that IPOB and Eastern Security Network (ESN) are not responsible for the numerous attacks, abductions/kidnappings in Imo State contrary to false accusations and propaganda by Hope Uzodinma and his co-travellers,” IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The incident has also further confirmed the complicity of Hope Uzodinma and the APC party in the insecurity going on in Imo State and South-East region.
“But for the dexterity and fighting spirit of Nwosu’s family and associates, Hope Uzodinma, his co-travellers and some infamous media houses would have, as usual, pointed accusing fingers at ESN, IPOB and unknown gunmen. But God Almighty, Chukwu Okike Abiama, has exposed them this time around.”
The group said it would not be surprised if the Uzodimma administration accuses Nwosu or ex-governor Rochas Okorocha as the sponsors of IPOB or the Eastern Security Network, the group’s security outfit.
“For the umpteenth time, no single individual can sponsor IPOB. We are a global movement and millions of our family members home and abroad remain the source of our sponsorship. We have never hidden this fact because we are not a secret or terror organisation. IPOB is well-grounded and we don’t need any Okorocha, Uche Nwosu or Hope Uzodinma or any politician for that matter to sponsor us. We have no dealings with corrupt politicians and people with questionable source of wealth,” Emma Powerful added.