The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced itself from the killing of Hausa woman and her children in Orumba-South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The group described the act as abominable in Igbo land, saying the perpetrators were not its members.
In a statement from its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group insisted that those behind the killing should wait for the repercussions of their evil.
The statement partly reads: “We wish to state unequivocally that we have no hands in the killing of Hausa woman and her children in Isulo, Anambra State. We strongly condemn that abominable act. In Igbo land it’s an abomination to kill a pregnant woman. The perpetrators of this heinous crime are certainly not IPOB and could never have been IPOB.
“We have always said it that terrorists were imported into Biafra land to commit the ongoing atrocities all in an attempt to discredict our struggle, demonise IPOB and proscribe it then lobby and bribe Britain to tag us a terror group with the hope to stop our match to freedom but the doubters who already have a predetermined belief will not listen.
“Some selfish Igbo politicians and enemies of Biafra said that the Fulani cabal ruling NIGERIA promised them President and Vice President in 2023 were all deceived into helping them to achieve their plot only to discover they have been used and dumped because now it’s obvious to them that the FULANI is not ready to give the Presidency to anyone.
“The husband said he ran away from his home state Adamawa because of terrorists pursuing him and his family members. How are we sure that those pursuing him from his place were not behind this wicked murder of this pregnant woman and her children?
“The people pursuing him can come here and kill them to give impression that Igbos and IPOB killed them. We can’t kill pregnant women and children is abomination in our land.
“Those involved in the barbarity of killing the Hausa woman and children in Isulo should wait for the repercussions of the evil they commited against the innocent woman and children. The criminals behind this barbarity should be prepared to pay for their heinous crime.
“IPOB has severally called these criminals to allow Hausa citizens to do their legitimate business in our land because Hausa suffer the same fate we are facing in the hands of fulani terrorists claiming they are herdsmen in Nigeria.”