The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Monday, berated Gov Chukwuma Soludo for not openly condemning the alleged killings of Igbo youths by the military in Anambra State.
The pro-Biafra group accused Soludo of toeing the line of Imo governor Hope Uzodimma in masterminding the killing of Igbo youths.
IPOB claimed Soludo kept quiet over the killing of some ‘innocent people in Ogbaru and Nnewi South local government areas of the state last week’.
It stated this in a statement by its head of media and publicity, Emma Powerful.
Powerful, in the statement, urged Prof Soludo to speak up against the killings. According to IPOB, Soludo’s silence makes him a semblance of Gov Uzodimma.
He said although there were criminal activities in the state, ‘it is not enough reason for the Nigerian military to randomly be slaughtering our people like chickens’.
According to the statement, “The ‘Fulani-controlled military’ started shooting innocent people sporadically on the road, and some were gunned down in their homes in Ogbaru and Nnewi South.
“Soludo, are you aware of the military exercise? Is this the kind of military depopulation of your people part of the deal you entered with the enemies of Ndigbo before being voted into office as Anambra governor last November?”
Power exonerated IPOB and its arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), noting that they were trying their best to curb criminalities going on in the South East.