We Bombed Ipob Camp: No You Bombed Armed Robbers den -Ipob Tells Nigerian Air force
The Nigerian Air Force has claimed to have bombed camps belonging to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), but IPOB has denied any connection to the camps, and instead accused a splinter group led by Simon Ekpa of operating the camps.
The Nigerian Air force had in a press release on Wednesday revealed that the Force conducted airstrikes, hitting camps belonging to IPOB and their armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN).
He said the airstrikes were conducted following intelligence reports that the insurgents were planning to unleash terror on people in the area.
But IPOB in a press release by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful maintained that NAF lied, insisting that the group does not own camps in the areas mentioned.
“We debunk the claims by the Nigerian Air Force of bombing IPOB’s ESN camps at Osumoghu in Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State and Osuihiteukwa in Orsu LGA, Imo State.
“We are bold to say that ESN does not have camps in any of the bombed locations.
IPOB also stressed that they are a peaceful organization with offices in Biafra Land and the diaspora, and that they are not criminals or terrorists.
They argued that civilized countries would not allow them to gather if they were criminals.
While IPOB denounces the criminals impersonating them and their security wing, the group also takes issue with the bombing of Biafra Land by the Nigerian Air Force.
They argue that if the Nigerian Air Force has the capability to bomb criminals in the rainforest, then they should also have the capability to bomb terrorists and bandits who are openly operating in the desert lands of the North.
This raises questions about the motives and priorities of the Nigerian government.
Regardless of the complexities of this conflict, it is clear that the international community has a role to play in protecting the people of Biafra Land and ensuring that their rights are respected.
While the specific form of intervention may be a matter of debate, there is a clear need for action to protect those who are suffering as a result of this conflict.
Without intervention, it is possible that the situation could escalate and lead to further suffering and loss of life.
The Nigerian government has frequently accused IPOB of being a terrorist organization and has even labeled them as such in the media.
However, there is little evidence to support these claims, and IPOB has denied any involvement in terrorist activities. Instead, they have described themselves as a peaceful movement seeking self-determination for the people of Biafra Land.
Despite this, the Nigerian government has continued to spread misinformation about IPOB and has used this as a justification for taking repressive measures against them.
This has led to a cycle of mistrust and violence that has only exacerbated the situation.