The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has not only owned up the fact that Ikonso, the man killed by joint security of Nigerian armed forces was the unit commander of its security group but that he was killed because he refused to be compromised.
However, IPOB said Ikonso and some members of IPOB and ESN operatives were killed at Oguta junction at Mgbidi, along Owerri road Onitsha expressway and not in their hideout by a joint security force with the support of Imo State Government.
A statement issued by the media and publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful described Ikonso’s death as painful and vowed that “Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma and all those who had a hand in this wickedness will pay dearly”.
The statement added: “Uzodima decided to kill Ikonso because he refused his offer to head Ebubeagu ghost security outfit formed by South East governors.
“Uzodima has tried but without success to lure ESN operatives into EBUBEAGU. He had made irresistible offers to them which were turned down, hence his resorting to elimination of these patriotic heroes who vowed never to betray Biafra.
“Hope Uzodinma sent a lot of emissaries to beg Ikonso and other ESN officers to join EBUBEAGU security outfit. So, because of their refusal to betray Biafra agitation and our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the hopeless governor mobilized joint security forces to attack them today.”
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