The Indigenous People of Biafra has said that the purported video showing the killing of the Ebubeagu commander in Imo State is false.
This is just as the secessionist Biafra group condemned the activities of all criminal gangs in Orsuihiteukwa, Orsumoghu, Orsumenyi and Orlu axis in Imo State.
The group claimed that IPOB and the Eastern Security Network were not involved in the purported killing of the deceased.
It said the deceased was not the Ebubeagu commander as purportedly claimed in the video.
The IPOB group alleged that the man in the trending video was killed because he rejected to be part of the infamous Ebubeagu militia group.
These were made known in a statement issued by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Thursday.
In the statement, Powerful said IPOB’s investigation team on the horrific video that went viral showed that the deceased was killed by some criminal gangs.
Powerful also claimed that IPOB’s intelligence report and discovery uncovered that the deceased was accused by the criminal gang of sabotage.
He said, “The young man was deceived that he was joining the ESN and along the line, he found out that he was recruited into a criminal gang and not ESN. He decided to escape from their camp.
“The criminal group started searching for him for the fear he might be a big threat and danger to them.
“The man was killed because he rejected to be part of the infamous group Ebubeagu militia that kidnap for ransom, snatches cars and killing of innocent citizens and continue blaming ESN operatives and IPOB volunteers.”
The group stated that some “dissidents” and enemies of Biafra freedom were busy sharing videos of the heinous crime in order to discredit and tarnish the image of ESN operatives and IPOB volunteers in the region.
The statement read in part, “We, the global family and movement of IPOB wish to condemn the barbarity of all criminal gangs in Orsuihiteukwa, Orsumoghu, Orsumenyi and Orlu axis in Imo State.
“IPOB wants to clarify that the viral videos showing the execution of a man with a red T-shirt and a pair of jeans who was extrajudicially killed in Imo State is not Ogwu (the mayor of Mozambique) the Ebubeagu Commander in Imo State that masterminded the killing of 14 innocent youths in Awomanma, some weeks ago.
“It is important we elucidate that IPOB declared him wanted but the extrajudicially murdered person was not Ogwu, the Ebebubeagu Commander.”