The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that a Nigerian security agency is hatching a plot to attack banks in the South-East and blame such attacks on it and Eastern Security Network (ESN), saying they can never harm people and property they are meant to protect.
It, therefore, put “banks in Biafra land on notice of a wicked plot by the Nigeria security agencies to harm them.”
In a statement signed by the media and publicity Secretary of the group, Comrade Emma Powerful, it said it has unravelled through its intelligence unit a fabricated propaganda that ESN, is planning to attack banks in Biafraland to acquire money to purchase arms.
The intelligence agency, it said “is propelling this wicked propaganda all in a bid to blackmail ESN and IPOB, and dent our global reputation”.
Debunking the allegation as “falsehood and blatant lie from the pit of hell”, the group said that “IPOB and ESN are not criminals and we have no plans or agenda to touch any institution particularly banks.
“We are not looking for money to buy arms because we produce our arms locally and cannot attack or kidnap anybody for ransom.
“We don’t inflict pains on the people we are fighting for their freedom,” it added.
They described themselves as “very disciplined groups”, which “cannot indulge in armed robbery against any individual or group”, adding: “ESN has never left its mandate which is to defend Biafra land against Fulani terrorists and killer herdsmen”.