The Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) has denied allegations that it was planning to destroy some police stations in Aba, Abia State.
The Igbo separatist group said yesterday, that the allegation was part of a plan hatched to arrest and detain more members of the group.
This came as scores of youths yesterday stormed Lagos, to kick against the country’s dismemberment; urging the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other ethnic groups behind the moves to limit their demands within the confines of the law, even as they argued that demands could be achieved through dialogue, rather than through violence which often leads to loss of lives and property in the country.
A statement by IPOB media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, accused Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu of being part of the plan, adding that the plan was a cover to kidnap and abduct innocent Biafrans under the pretext that they were the perpetrators of some heinous crimes in the city.
He said: “IPOB has never engaged in any crime of any sort from its inception to date. There is no police station that can claim to have received any complaint of lawlessness or crime allegedly committed by IPOB.”
“Our rallies and evangelism are all done in full view of the public and well attended within communities with no single recorded adverse incident till date. IPOB has never been involved in any retaliatory attacks or killing of any human being because we believe, along with our ancient values, that life is a rare gift from God, which is not in the place of man to take.”