The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has confirmed the killing of one its commanders, saying that Governor Hope Uzodimma who the group blamed for the action has murdered sleep.
Vowing that the governor would pay dearly for the killing, the proscribed group said the killing of its commander came after mouthwatering offers from Uzodimma for him to join the Ebubeagu security network formed by the governors were rejected.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports, that the commander, Ikonso who was described as the Vice President designate of IPOB was killed early on Saturday after a combined operation by security men drawn from various agencies.
Ikonso was reportedly killed alongside six of his compatriots while a number of others were arrested during an during an early morning raid on their hideout at Awomama village, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, on Saturday.
Vowing to exact retribution from Governor Uzodimma for the attack, IPOB in a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful said that “the killing of the heroic innocent Biafrans protecting our communities and towns from Fulani terrorists herdsmen masquerading as cattle herders in cold blood is very painful.”
“The Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State Hope Uzodimma and all those who had a hand in this wickedness will pay dearly.
“Hope Uzodimma and his cowardly Nigerian security agencies that cannot confront Fulani terrorists but only flex their muscles when they see Biafra agitators. For murdering Ikonso, the ESN unit commander in in cold blood, Uzodimma has stirred the hornet nest! He should get ready for a sting.
“Uzodimma decided to kill Ikonso because he refused his offer to head Ebubeagu ghost security outfit formed by South East governors. Uzodinma has tried but without success to lure ESN operatives into Ebubeagu. He had made irresistible offers to them which were turned down, hence his resorting to elimination of these patriotic heroes who vowed never to betray Biafra.
“Hope Uzodimma sent a lot of emissaries to beg Ikonso and other ESN officers to join Ebubeagu security outfit. So, because of their refusal to betray Biafra agitation and our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the hopeless governor mobilized joint security forces to attack them today.
“Contrary to claims by the cowardly security forces who flee from terrorists but kill innocent citizens, they were not able to penetrate into the camp of Eastern Security Network ESN. They only ambushed Ikonso but we promise them hell for this cowardly act!
“Hope Uzodimma has murdered sleep, so he should be ready to stay awake! Fulani terrorists pretending as cattle sellers in Enugu destroyed Police van and attacked Government officials on lawful duty with AK-47 but no Army, police or DSS attacked them till now. But ESN operatives defending our communities against the terrorists are being hunted like games every day. The world has kept quiet over this atrocity until we begin our own madness.
“Hope Uzodimma as the body of Ikonso was paraded by Fulani Jihadists in police and Nigerian army, so shall it be your portion one day.”