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    Ebubeagu behind Imo killings, IPOB alleges

    The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra has vowed to stop alleged killings and harassment of innocent citizens of the South-East by operatives of the Ebebeagu Security outfit.

    This was as the group claimed that the South-East security outfit was illegally detaining residents of the zone and extorting money from them for their release.

    It further alleged that contrary to the said aim for which it was established, the security outfit was merely intimidating, harassing, and depopulating the region’s youths, a development it claimed had gone unchallenged for a while now.

    IPOB’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement on Monday, a copy of which was made available to The PUNCH.

    The statement read, “We, the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU wish to state unequivocally and openly to all and sundry that IPOB is about to unleash its venom on the terrorist Ebubeagu for the countless massacre of our people, especially in Imo state.

    “IPOB is very much aware that the murderous members of Ebubeagu were drafted from militants from the Coastal part of Biafra (South-South), Fulani bandits, and some notorious criminal Igbo boys.

    “The objective for the creation of this murderous outfit is not to stop criminal activities but to harass, intimidate and depopulate innocent Igbo youths, which they have been doing unchallenged for a while now. This evil outfit conducts illegal arrests of people and extorts hundreds of thousands of Naira as ransom before their hapless victims are freed.

    “Those who are not able to raise the thousands demanded of them for their freedom are killed. This murderous militia takes as much as N500,000 from their unfortunate victims. We have evidence of those they extorted to bail themselves with such exorbitant amount before they were freed.”

    The statement added, “IPOB has the responsibility to defend our people and our land against invading terrorists. We are therefore declaring every Ebubeagu member a persona non-granta in Igboland. Going forward, IPOB leadership has given a matching order to ESN volunteers to go after the murderous Ebubeagu group and stop them from killing our people.”

    THE PUNCH

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