Kanu never authorized ritual killings, says IPOB

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Spokesman of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Emma Powerful, has said that the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, never authorized killing of anybody for charms, noting that killing is abominable act in Igboland.

IPOB in a statement described as fallacious, the claims by a man, who claimed to be Eastern Security Network (ESN) commander, that Kanu ordered him to kill security agents and 10 girls to prepare fortification charms.

Powerful alleged that the Department of State Services (DSS) could have coerced people to make such false statements against ESN, IPOB and its leader, Kanu.

He stated that the so-called ‘ESN Commander’ claimed that he joined ESN in 2019, whereas ESN was established on December 12, 2020.

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“This exposed the fact that they coerced him to be making rubbish statements against ESN, IPOB and Kanu.

“We want to make it clear that the purported ESN commander is not known to us and we discovered that he is a mole planted by government and security agencies in ESN. We know our commanders and they know us. The so-called man must be one of the criminals recruited to infiltrate ESN, but our gallant men were on alert and smarter,” he stated.

IPOB called on human rights organizations and the international community to note that “ESN and IPOB do not kill innocent citizens because they were not set up for that purpose, but to drive away armed Fulani terrorists, who took over our forests and farmlands, thereby preventing our mothers from cultivating their farmland.”