The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has distanced the Eastern Security Network, ESN, from the gruesome murder of the traditional ruler of Obudi Agwa in Oguta Council area of Imo State, Ignatius Asor.
IPOB said ESN had no problem with the murdered traditional ruler, hence could not have killed him.
Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, linked the murder of the traditional ruler to the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
Powerful alleged that Uzodinma, in connection with Ebubeagu, murdered the late traditional ruler.
He accused the governor of recruiting criminals, including Niger Delta militants, to murder and destroy the properties of those against the alleged Fulanization agenda in Imo State.
A statement by Powerful reads: “It is in the public domain the records of how Hope Uzodinma used his Ebubeagu militia in the mindless massacre of many Izombe indigenes. Hope Uzodima has directed his murderous Ebubeagu militia to eliminate an innocent Traditional Ruler for condemning his killing his people and burning of their houses.
“HRH Eze (Dr) Ignatius Asor of Obudi Agwa of Oguta had no problem with IPOB and ESN. IPOB and ESN don’t kill our own. The Royal Father was murdered by Uzodinma’s Ebubeagu militia because the man asked him to stop his murderous actions against his subjects.”
Powerful appealed to traditional rulers in the Southeast to beef up their security because there is danger ahead.