The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has kicked against those condemning the release of ‘innocent citizens’ from prison in Owerri.
According to the IPOB leader, those worried did not show the same concern when Fulani herdsmen were allegedly recruited into the Nigerian Army.
Naija News reports that the wanted pro-Biafra activists stated this in a post on his Twitter page on Thursday.
Nnamdi Kanu wrote: “Those who are worried that innocent citizens under illegal detention in Owerri were released, weren’t worried that Fulani murderous land grabbing terrorists were recruited into the Nigerian Army.
“Such mind-numbing hypocrisy is what makes Nigeria a Zoo & a certified hell hole.”
This online newspaper had reported how gunmen attacked two government facilities, razed their operational vehicles, and freed over 1800 inmates.
Recall that the former Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Monday declared that members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) carried out the attack on the Imo State Police Headquarters and Nigerian Prison facility.
He said in a statement on Monday that ESN, which is the security arm of the proscribed IPOB was responsible for the attack on the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Prison.
The Police boss’s statement comes after IPOB had initially denied media reports that it was responsible for the attack on Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre.
In a statement on Monday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said the attacks were not carried out by operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN).
He warned those linking IPOB and ESN to the attacks to stop because the group was formed on the principle of peace.