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The group said the communities were circled by the Army and police to commence a house-to-house search for local guns.
A statement from its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, further accused the Federal Government and its security agencies of aiding herdsmen to kidnap its people and accuse it through the media.
The secessionist group warned the military and police to stop impoverishing its people by way of ransom collection being shared up to their highest command.
The statement reads in part: “We raise alarm to the public, men and women of good conscience across the globe to prevail on Nigeria Government and its compromise security agents to leave Biafra territory alone and face terrorists masquerading as herdsmen who are raping mothers and women in the North.
“The information contained in our knowledge indicated that the Nigeria Army and police have been deployed to these communities and areas to embarking house to house searching to mop up Hunter’s guns and personal objects people use for their security, mostly single and double barrel being used for hunting games and for self defence from dangerous animals called themselves terrorists as the government agencies cares less about their safety.
“This move further confirms our yelling over the deliberate attempt to wipe Biafrans out for Fulanis to occupy our ancestral lands, We have also realized that the reason why Nigeria police and Army check points are mounted at every town’s entrance and exit is to serve as Federal Government-owned profiling base high net work individuals- Igbos and criminal gang network informant.
“The Nigeria Army is now camped at Otoko police station, from where they will perfect their wicked operational plans with the conscripted local vigilantes and other bought overs as “ndi osuimi” that is traitors and saboteurs in our midst and then move house to house encircled for collection of farmers den-guns made for self defence, meanwhile terrorist herdsmen kidnappers and bandits freely with not just AK-47, AK-49, but now with Travor “Tar-21” of which only Nigeria Government was licensed and authorized to use.
“Travor Tar-21 in the hands of those we previously regard Herdsmen and kidnappers got us thinking that they either hire the special military ammunition for operation or that the police and the armed forces carry out such crimes on mufti dress in disguise and in communication with their colleagues at checkpoints with whom they share the Ransome after setting apart the share for “Óga at the top” after all no one checks the checker.
“IPOB has been vindicated by the latest development and information from the Methodist Prelate who was kidnapped last week, if not for sincerity from this father, the enemies of Biafra freedom and independence, traitors would have hammered it on the IPOB family group.
“We have repeatedly reiterated that Nigeria Government and its security agencies especially Army and other security agencies were aiding to kidnap our people and accuse IPOB through the media disinformation, but now it’s obvious they’re in a joint venture and we want them to vacate our land.
“We want to make it clear to Nigeria Govt and her security agents that we want a peaceful referendum. We want Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s immediate and unconditional release.
“We want the military and police to stop impoverishing our people by way of Ransom collection which is being shared up to their highest command. We shall not run away from our land and we do not seek to occupy covet anybody’s land nor territories.”