ESN commander Ikonso killed for refusing to head Ebube Agu — IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has appointed a replacement for one of its commanders Ikonso who was killed by security operatives in Imo State.

The group’s spokesman Emma Powerful said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics that IPOB had appointed a new commander for its Eastern Security Network following the death of Ikonso.

The spokesman said Ikonso was killed for refusing to head the new security outfit launched by south-east governors Ebubeagu.

“They can say whatever they like, but we are intact. Another commander has taken over. I won’t tell you (the name),” he said.

On possible reasons why Ikonso was killed, the IPOB spokesperson alleged, “Yesterday (Saturday), our commander went to his village. They ambushed him with some politicians … they ordered the military to kill him. Imo State administrator knows very that he has committed a crime and we must follow him up.

“He ordered for the killing of this guy (the late commander) because he refused his offer to come and head the Ebubeagu which the south-east governors established.

“He (the governor) sent some people to meet him (the late commander), but the guy refused that he cannot betray Biafra’s agitation and our leader – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Since then, they have been threatening him.

“In Imo State, they arrested more than 50 people…they have been going to people’s houses to arrest them; in Anambra, they arrested so many people; in Abia, they arrested so many people.”

He also denied claims that IPOB was responsible for the attack on Governor Hope Uzodimma’s residence.

“They are liars, and they are not saying the truth. They don’t want to tell the citizens that Nigeria is almost collapsing, and IPOB has decided that nothing will stop them to back out on this course for Biafra restoration.

“We are planning to get Biafra, but God knows the time. Anybody can say whatever he or she likes, it does not concern us,” he added.


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