The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has said that one Onyearmy who is now in the custody of the Directorate of State Security Services (DSS) and claimed he is a member of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) is not known to the group.
The group also said that Onye Army claims that he joined ESN in 2019 is false, as the security outfit was formed on December 12, 2020.
In a statement issued by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful said that the group also denied that the security outfit killed for charms.
According to the statement, IPOB said it suspected that the man was forced to make those “fallacious claims by the DSS.
The statement read, “We want to make it clear that the purported ESN Commander is not known to us and we discovered that he is a mole planted by Government and security agencies into ESN.
“We know our commanders and they know us. The so-called man must be one of the criminals recruited by the Department of State Services to infiltrate ESN but our gallant men were at alert and smarter than the DSS.
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“It is obvious that the so-called ESN Commander and his likes were the saboteurs planted by DSS to assassinate our gallant Ikonso. After killing Ikonso, they are now trying to concoct a tale to implicate our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We are not surprised that Nigeria took back their mole after the death of Ikonso the unit commander whom the so-called Onyearmy spied over before his death”.
IPOB said it is not, however, surprised that now that the Nigeria security has abducted their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and put him into custody they will sponsor all manner of criminals to see if they can implicate him and puncture his global reputation.
“The question every sane person will be asking is: why now that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is in custody that the so-called ESN Commander is making this ridiculous confessional statement?