The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has denied having a hand in the attack on Governor Nyesom Wike father’s church in Rivers State.
In a statement by the Media/Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, made available to News Echo in Enugu on Tuesday, said accusing IPOB of being responsible for the attack is a fabricated and state-sponsored propaganda.
IPOB maintained that violence is not part of its agenda in the quest to restore Biafra.
The statement reads in part: “We do not indulge in explosive devices and we do not have any intension to do so in the near future.
“Any day we decide to take up arms against the state, which is not in our immediate contemplation, it won’t be done in secret. IPOB is an unblemished peaceful movement with legally recognisable presence in over 100 countries of the world without any trace of violence. Our mandate remains the peaceful restoration of Biafra”
“The whole world is now aware of the heinous crimes against humanity committed by Gov Wike against innocent Biafrans living in Obigbo Rivers State.
“Wike and co used the nationwide disturbances that trailed the EndSARS protests as a cover to murder hundreds of innocent men, women and children in Obigbo Rivers State.
“He never denied it, in fact, he boasted about it during his numerous televised interviews.
“We have since left vengeance in the hands of the almighty God. A government steeped in subterfuge and grand deception could have orchestrated the said attack on the church as a way to further demonise IPOB in Wike’s desperate quest to justify the ongoing open genocide against indigenous Igbo populations, especially Biafran Jews in Obigbo”.