The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), claims that the All Progressives Congress, (APC) orchestrated the violence that led to the death of its members at the Niger Bridge Head Onitsha on Wednesday, December 2.
IPOB maintains that the ruling party had been making several attempts to provoke violence in their protests to justify Nnamdi Kanu’s continued detention.
Spokesperson of IPOB in Anambra State, Emma Powerful made the allegations on Thursday, while speaking to journalists in Onitsha.
IPOB also called for the resignation of the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, for the killing of the protesters.
“We are demanding that IGP Arase should resign voluntarily or be removed by Buhari if he is not using him to do a hatchet job. He is not a competent and intelligent police officer, let alone being IGP, or he should have consoled the bereaved families whether it was his men that did it or not.
Every killing that happened, Wednesday, constitutionally falls on the Police, because they invited the Army and the Navy to help them because of their incompetence.“
“The APC government through their youths had been looking for a way to destroy our peaceful protests, but they could not see. They bribed market leaders to accuse us of shutting the markets and breaking into stores and shops and that did not work.
They now decided to send their youths to start making bonfire on the roads in Onitsha and other parts of the state to disrupt economic, social and commercial activities in the state and give an impression that we are violent.”
“This was after they had ordered the Joint Military Task Force to shoot five of our members, who were observing our three days ‘Sit at the Niger Head Bridge’ protest as directed by our leaders to press home our demand for the release of Mr. Kanu. Yet, we did not react.
“We are demanding for the release of our leader and the actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra. We are determined to have Biafra and detention of Mr. Kanu and other members of IPOB and MASSOB will not deter us. Since the end of the civil war, we have not been treated as part of Nigeria and now, we want to go and nobody will stop us because we have exhausted our patience in Nigeria.”