The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday berated the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Awwal Gambo, accusing him of showing poor intelligence for his high rank in his hasty conclusion that operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) are responsible for attacks on security agents in Anambra and the South-East in general.
It would be recalled that Gambo had during a visit to Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, accused the ESN of being behind the spate of terror attacks on security agents in the state of recent.
IPOB, while denying the allegation in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, berated Gambo for his statement, saying he was a weak officer for making a hasty conclusion on such a sensitive issue, maintaining that neither ESN nor IPOB was involved in the alleged attacks on security agents.
According to the group, it was another fabricated lie by the Nigeria military to blackmail the security outfit and have another excuse to attack innocent people.
“We are however not surprised that the Nigeria Government will easily point accusing fingers at us. We know their antics. They are only looking for another justification to launch a fresh military operation in the South-East and South-South to kill more innocent and unarmed Biafrans.
“The naval chief is too weak to mobilise his troops and confront Boko Haram and Fulani bandits that are daily slaughtering both security operatives and civilians in the North and different parts of the country. Kidnapping for ransom and raping women on farms is now threatening to launch a military operation against ESN and IPOB”, the statement read in part.