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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has justified the Nigerian navy operation in opposition to Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) in some components of Orlu.
Uzodinma vowed that his administration wouldn’t yield to strain from these calling for withdrawal of troopers.
The governor mentioned he invited troopers in Orlu to revive calm within the space after members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) killed policemen and residents.
Uzodimma, who spoke via the Legal professional Common and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprain Akaolisa, at a press briefing in Owerri, mentioned the narrative that harmless individuals had been being killed by the navy was false.
He mentioned the federal government found that there have been deliberate makes an attempt by IPOB to assault Orlu individuals and the federal government within the guise that they had been in search of Fulani herdsmen.
Uzodinma mentioned the assaults on police stations and killing of safety personnel throughout the Finish SARS riots had been carried out by IPOB for the only real goal of stealing weapons.
“They’re now utilizing these arms to destroy Orlu. They killed 10 policemen, a outstanding Orlu son, Ignatius Obiezu and one Emmanuel Okeke (Soludo) collected their Hilux autos
“The IPOB additionally shot and killed 4 Moslems doing their enterprise in Orlu. IPOB mentioned they had been in search of herdsmen, however these victims they killed earlier than the disaster, had been they herdsmen?
“We heard Nnamdi Kanu celebrating the actions of his males in Orlu; that they’re doing nicely by killing harmless residents. There’s no Fulani herdsmen in Orlu. What’s the colouration IPOB is making an attempt to offer this onslaught?
“That’s why our authorities determined to ask navy to flush out IPOB and their so known as ESN. We found that there was a camp which IPOB established at Umutanze, Orlu and we despatched police to dislodge them.”
The governor mentioned IPOB attacked the policemen and killed two of them.
He recalled that after the navy succeeded in dislodging them, the members went on a reprisal and murdered individuals.
Uzodinma mentioned they relocated to Udah in Orsu LGA, a camp at a boundary between Imo and Anambra States.
He disclosed that the place was below surveillance for 2 weeks and it was found greater than 200 fighters had been being skilled.
The Imo authorities mentioned the navy needed to deploy their arsenal to decrease IPOB members individuals there.
Uzodinma acknowledged that his administration would watch and permit the killing of residents on a regular basis.
IPOB: Why I invited troopers to Orlu – Imo Gov, Uzodinma

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