How IPOB, ESN Are Connected To Akunyili’s Murder, Unrest In South-East –Group

A human rights group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law says some individuals who defected from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are chargeable for killings and violent actions within the South-East.


The group, also referred to as the Intersociety, known as such individuals renegades who’re traitors of the organisation however have undergone coaching on the right way to use weapons.

How IPOB, ESN Are Connected To Akunyili’s Murder, Unrest In South-East –Group 2

The Intersociety revealed this whereas reacting to the ugly killing of Dr. Chike Akunyili, the widower of Prof Dora Akunyili, a former Minister of Information and Communications, killed in Anambra on Tuesday.

In a press release signed by Emeka Umeagbalasi, Obianuju Igboeli and Chidinma Udegbunam, which was made out there to SaharaReporters on Thursday, the Intersociety mentioned, “They may also include some aggrieved former IPOB ‘Comrades’ who may have left and formed discreet variant IPOB groups with ‘extremist radicalism’ such as indiscriminate use of offensive violence and resort to ostentatious materialism as their modus operandi.”

The group said additional, “Therefore, those referred to as former IPOB ‘Comrades’ or Renegades are those that fell out with the mainstream IPOB and distanced themselves from the rules and principles of the organisation, such as principles forbidding the killing of unarmed and nonviolent civilian citizens particularly those of Judeo-Christian faith and ethnic identity. In other words, they are best referred to as ‘out-service IPOB-ESN deviants.’”


Intersociety additionally disclosed that such persons are chargeable for imposing the sit-at-home train that has been cancelled by IPOB, including that the safety brokers might be concerned as effectively by impersonation to trigger havoc in public.


“The involvement of the Nigerian Government execution or hit squads for the purpose of impersonating, stigmatising and criminalising IPOB and ESN (Eastern Security Network) is also not ruled out. Former IPOB ‘Comrades’ or Renegades are also behind the enforcement of the ‘Monday Sit-at-Home’ across Igbo land despite the same being repeatedly banned or suspended by the leadership of IPOB,” the group mentioned.


It additional revealed that these IPOB deviants could also be working with corrupt politicians to incite violence in Anambra which was a cause for assassinating Akunyili.


“Circumstantially aided by rigger-politicians ahead of the November 6 Governorship Election, former IPOB ‘Comrades’ or Renegades are most likely to have access to arms and some converts from ‘ESN deviants’ tutored in the knowledge of the use of small arms and light weapons.


“With resort to indiscriminate use of small arms and other forms of offensive violence, anybody including the recently murdered Dr. Chike Akunyili and some political parties’ agents and burning of their campaign vehicles, can be their targeted or collateral victims.


“Because they are semi-independent and not armed political thugs recruited, paid and controlled by rigger-politicians, controlling them especially in the area of use of arms and other forms of offensive violence may be difficult.


“Rigger-politicians may also be interested or restricted to using them to scare and chase away majority of the voters so as to have a field day at ‘winning’ with procured PVCs and votes Therefore, in truth and fairness to IPOB Leadership, the Organisation is not involved in the ongoing spate of killings and other forms of offensive violence in Anambra State.”


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How IPOB, ESN Are Connected To Akunyili’s Murder, Unrest In South-East –Group

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