Ohakim: Imo govt has questions to answer – IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the Senator Hope Uzodimma-led Imo State Government has questions to answer over the attack on former Governor Ikedi Ohakim.
Four police orderlies were feared killed when some unknown gunmen attacked Ohakim’s convoy at Oriagu in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
Uzodimma met President Muhammadu Buhari over the security situation in the state on Tuesday.
Reacting in a Tuesday statement, IPOB condemned the attack.
In the statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group fingered the state government in the attack.
It alleged that the Uzodimma-led administration created “political assassination thugs” in a bid to blackmail IPOB.
“We the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, ably led by our great and indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, condemn the recent attacks on the former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim.
“The attack was masterminded by the political gladiators in Imo state who are desperate to murder political opponents in the state to further their own careers.
“Everybody must ask the Hope Uzodinma-led Imo State government about what is happening in Imo state because they created the political assassination thugs thinking that they can manipulate and blackmail the public against IPoB.
“The Uzodinma-led Imo State government must tell Nigerians what they are trying to achieve with this level of assassination across the state. Some people we understand are murdered by criminals sponsored by the Imo government’s security agents while some were murdered by their Ebubeagu security militia collaborating with Fulani terrorists wearing Nigeria soldiers’ uniforms.
“We cry out for the lives of innocent citizens murdered unjustly by the present Imo State government because of political interest and ambition, by carrying out attacks against their political opponents in Imo State.
“We ask them this pertinent question If every citizen of the state dies in this way, would they live alone in the whole state and govern who?
“The attack on Chief Ikedi Ohakim is uncalled for, and we must stand tall in protecting our people. Not every politician is wicked. Ohakim is one of the peaceful people among the politicians in the Eastern region.
“IPOB totally condemns the recent attacks on former Governor Ohakim. We understand that the attack was planned to achieve a political goal by the enemies of Imo indigenes because they wanted to bring their opponents in the state down and push them into submission. But we know that Imo indigenes are not weak and must not succumb to their intimidation.
“The people of Imo State must be prepared for what is coming because the people on the seat of power behave like vampires,” IPOB said.