The chairman of the Southeast governor’s forum and governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has absolved the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of most of the numerous attacks in parts of the state.
Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday after the week’s security council meeting, Umahi disclosed that hoodlums hide under the umbrella of IPOB to carry out their evil attacks.
Recall that unknown gunmen had on Tuesday attacked a bank at Onueke in Ezza South Local Government Area of the state where
Umahi said the gunmen also stormed the quarry clusters in Umuoghara in Ezza North LGA to steal and cause mayhem to traders in the area.
“We are aware that there are some killings over the weekend; a policeman was killed, two army men were killed and I think one civilian and their killers are pure bandits,” he said.
“They do these killings and put it in social media that they are members of IPOB or ESN.
“Without standing for either IPOB or ESN, but they continue to deny that they are not into violence but for me, criminality is criminality and I have directed security agencies to crack down on all criminal activities in the state.
“And for those who did the killings, the security agencies must bring them to book within 72 hours, they must do that.”