The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied the arrest of a top commander of Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
In a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, the outlawed group said that the suspect that was arrested by the Police in the area was indeed a member of IPOB but not an ESN commander.
Powerful stated that the IPOB member identified as Udubuan Sage Chubueze was only in Ekwulobia town to bury his dead mother before he was arrested.
He also refuted claims by the police that the suspect was arrested with a gunshot injury and four AK-47, two automatic pump-action, and ammunition were recovered from his house.
The statement reads: “The attention of the great family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our prophet and indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the fallacious statement from the military and police that they arrested a top commander of ESN in Ekwulobial Aguata Local Government Area Anambra State.
“We declare without equivocations that there is no iota of truth in the said fallacious statement. Mazi Udubuan Sage Chubueze is only a member of IPOB.
“He is not one of the ESN operatives let alone being a top commander of ESN. What transpired was that he came to his home in Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA to bury his dead mother and soldiers acting on a tip-off from a traitor stormed his house. Yes, he is an IPOB member but not ESN Commander. But those who sabotaged him shall reap the reward of treachery.
“We want to make it categorically clear to all and sundry that ESN does not go with army uniforms or police because we are different people. Again ESN has nothing to do with pump-action rifles.
“The claims by the Army that he has bullet wounds are all lies. We call for a forensic examination to deflate this lie. It was the Army that shot him in his compound and claimed he had bullet wounds.
“We once again call on the United Nations not to give a blind eye to the atrocities going on in Nigeria. The world should hold Nigeria accountable for all the inhuman treatments.”
This article was originally published on Naija News