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  • Updated: May 17, 2023

IPOB Not Responsible For Killings In Imo - LG Boss

The Sole Administrator of Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State, Hon. Onyekachukwu Matthew Ezenwa, has said that members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) are not responsible for the attacks in the state.

Ezenwa blamed the attacks on bandits operating within the state.

Speaking in an interview in Owerri on Wednesday, he regretted that bandits disguised as IPOB members had earlier taken over his Local Government Area and other parts of Orlu Zone of Imo State in disguise of IPOB.

He commended the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma for his untiring efforts in the fight against the insurgency and hoodlums adding that his people are gradually coming back home as peace returns back too. 

“Governor Hope Uzodimma has done well in ensuring that peace returns to Orsu, but I can assure you that the last Orsu stakeholders meeting in Owerri has complimented the efforts of the governor.

"So, in less than a month from now, Orsu will be captured back from the bandits as our people have realized their mistakes by earlier considering the insecurity as a political issue. 

"But now it’s certain that the issue of insecurity in Orsu is completely caused by banditry, not IPOB members.

“The security operatives have done well to get rid of some of the kingpin bandits, Odumodu, Overheat and Arinze who were their kingpins have met their waterloo.

“Some people are linking the bandits to IPOB agitators, but they are not, but group of bandits who saw Orsu as a fertile ground to perpetrate evil and about eighty percentage of them are not indigenes of Orsu, but strangers.

“My happiness is that our people have found out the truth.

"The insecurity is not a political party affairs, but the handiwork of the men of the under-world.

"And I am happy that my people have come out en-masse to seek for the solution.

“So, with the efforts of the stakeholders and Governor Hope Uzodimma, the issue of insecurity will be a thing of the past soon."

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