The Indigenous People of Biafra has said that allegations that it runs a training camp in Enugu State is false.
This was contained in a statement by the group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful on Tuesday.
The group reaffirmed that it is not behind the terror activities taking place in the area as adding that its security arm, the Eastern Security Network stopped recruiting in 2020.
The statement partly read, “We the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by the great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to reiterate once again to the general public, especially the people of Enugu Ezike, that those in their community and other parts terrorising them are not IPOB volunteers or ESN operatives.
“The Eastern Security Network stopped recruiting personnel since two years ago. Therefore, anybody deceiving and parading himself or herself as joined ESN recently is working with infiltrators and will die in the hands of the Nigeria Government and its security Agencies. ESN operatives under IPOB-DOS knew from time immemorial that Nigeria Government and its security Agencies are our enemies, and we have mastered strategies for handling these enemies.
“ESN don’t have any operational camp at Enuguezike Igbo-Eze Enugu North. Those terrorising men and women of God, including traditional rulers, are not ESN Operatives or IPOB volunteers. IPOB and ESN do not call our people to bring money to them. Anybody who wishes to support ESN Operatives does that willingly and voluntarily without any form of force or threat. The youths of the affected communities must come out and identify these criminals because IPOB is coming out to deal with them.
“Those claiming to be auto-pilots without Aeroplanes are not IPOB family members, and we cannot allow them to destroy IPOB’s image. Autopilots are free to do anything in their names but not impersonating IPOB. We are not against anyone or group fighting for Biafra so long as you’re not impersonating IPOB, ESN, M-Branch and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and with the sole objective of destroying the hard-earned good image and reputation of IPOB and ESN.”