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IPOB threatens Gov. Uzodinma over Commander Ikonso’s killing

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma [Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have vowed to deal Governor Hope Uzodinma a decisive blow for killing one of its leaders, Commander Ikonso.

It said, “Hope Uzodinma has murdered sleep. So he should be ready to stay awake! Fulani terrorists pretending as cattle sellers in Enugu destroyed police van and attacked government officials on lawful duty with AK-47. But no army, police, or DSS attacked them till now. 

“But ESN operatives defending our communities against the terrorists are being hunted like games every day. The world has kept quiet over this atrocity until we begin our own madness.”

READ ALSO: Prison Break: Police kills IPOB commander, six others in Imo

On Saturday, the police announced they had killed the commander of the proscribed organisation and six others, accusing them of masterminding the attack on a prison and police headquarters in Owerri.

“The killing of the heroic innocent Biafrans protecting our communities and towns from Fulani terrorist herdsmen masquerading as cattle herders in cold blood is very painful,” IPOB said in a statement by its spokesman Emma Powerful on Saturday.

Mr Powerful further accused the governor of courting Mr Ikonso to no avail.

He claimed, “Uzodinma decided to kill Ikonso because he refused his offer to head Ebubeagu ghost security outfit formed by South-East governors. Uzodinma has tried but without success to lure ESN operatives into Ebubeagu. 

“He had made irresistible offers to them which were turned down. Hence his resorting to the elimination of these patriotic heroes who vowed never to betray Biafra.”

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