The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has claimed that a fake Eastern Security Network (ESN) are behind the killings in Imo, Anambra, and the South East generally.

IPOB alleged that the Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, and his accomplices are using them to eliminate his political opponents.

The group disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful.

According to Powerful: “Worried by the increasing rate of senseless killings in Biafra land, especially Anambra and Imo states, the intelligence unit of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been intensifying efforts towards uncovering the masterminds of these heinous crimes.

“These efforts have paid off as the unit has been able to track some of the the people behind the atrocities.

“Through intelligence, we discovered that the Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and his fellow traitors with the collaboration of the evil Nigeria security agents established fake ESN group to eliminate perceived political opponents in the South East particularly in Imo State.

“Our intelligence unit, the M. Branch, discovered that Hope Uzodinma is behind the killing of innocent citizens of Imo State. He and his co-traitors in their desperation to demonise IPOB and impress their Fulani slavemasters, set up a fake Eastern Security Network, ESN which they are using to terrorise the people to create the wrong impression that IPOB and ESN have gone violent.”

The group also said Uzodinma is allegedly using some agents to eliminate his perceived political opponents, adding that “these traitors and others are those behind the senseless killings and political assassinations in Imo State. Their intension is to disrepute IPOB by linking us with their atrocities but they won’t escape judgement. Their evil will soon catch up with them.

“These agents of death are the ones recruited by Hope Uzodinma to eliminate Imo citizens in their bid to disrepute ESN, a divine outfit established by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to protect and secure our ancestral land against Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen.

“Hope Uzodinma and co set up this recruitment team after the late Ikonso, a gallant ESN Special Commander rejected his offer and appeals to join them. They later killed Ikonso for turning down the satanic offer.”