The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra has dissociated itself from the recent attack at the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
In a statement by the media and publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful to newsmen in Owerri, it reiterated that its security outfit and IPOB are known and not formed to attack security forces but Fulani killer herders in the forests.
According to him, “ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack. IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State. and the recent attack on Onitsha Owerri road at Ukwuorji junction. It is not our mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities.
“The Nigeria Government and her compromised media outfits should stop linking IPOB and ESN to the multiple attacks going on in Nigeria now. IPOB was formed on principle of peace and we are still in it. Unknown gunmen is a different people which we don’t know them and they not IPOB or ESN security outfit,” Powerful stated.
Star News had reported that hundreds of inmates at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Owerri, Imo State were set free by unknown gunmen on Monday morning.
The gunmen also attacked the nearby office of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the state police command, also freeing suspects there.
The attackers burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters and freed all the suspects in almost all the cells at the SCID.