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It also accused the political class of keeping quiet in the face of the ongoing extra-judicial killing of innocent youths in the region.
A statement by IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, flayed the deployment of army and police to indiscriminately arrest and kill innocent youths who had nothing to do with IPOB or ESN.
He alleged a secret genocide to depopulate the Igbo before the coming of Biafra.
Powerful alleged that Nigerian security agencies led by DCP Abba Kyari recently invaded three communities in Mbaitoli Local Government Area in Imo State and burnt their property worth millions of naira.
He said some of the youths arrested and killed were members of rival cult groups who had nothing whatever to do with IPOB.
The IPOB spokesperson queried why youths in the North were not treated same way even after being identified as bandits.
‘The intention of the masterminds of this crime against humanity is to weaken the South East and pave the way for its long-planned invasion by jihadists. But they will not succeed. We promise them hell for this cowardly act of victimising innocent Igbo youths for the activities of unknown gunmen.
‘How many times have youths in Zamfara, Katsina, or Kaduna been arrested and killed for the activities of bandits? Why is the Federal Government treating the Igbo as slaves and the whole world is watching helplessly.’
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