The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday condemned the killing of traditional rulers in Imo State, adding that Imo State is becoming another burning hell, saying that the madness must be stopped forthwith.
IPOB wondered why the elders, religious leaders and well-to-do people in the state are keeping quiet asking if they were waiting until everybody is killed in the state before taking action.
IPOB accused the Police in Imo State and the state government of doing nothing to checkmate criminals in Njaba particularly Egwuedo community who it alleged are involved not only in killing but also in burning peoples’ houses.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, IPOB “condemns the gruesome murder of the traditional ruler of Njaba by unknown gunmen created by evil politicians in Imo State.
“We discovered that Hope Uzodimma led Imo State and the Police in Imo State, are enjoying the handiwork of the monsters they created, incubated and nourishing in their desperation to demonize IPOB and ESN, this time around, we are surprised they call IPOB and ESN, as being responsible for the killing of the monarch, because they know those in Njaba committing heinous crimes and allowing them to walk freely.
“Things are going wrong in Imo State because of threats the government of the state gave all traditional rulers and stakeholders in the state. If not how can four traditional rulers be killed on Njaba in the last three months and no single arrest has been made by the Police and the state government led by Uzodimma pretends nothing wrong is happening in that local government.
“How can a government be threatening traditional rulers who are not doing their biddings, they have made traditional rulers to look cheap in Imo State… Where are the elders in Imo State? Where are the religious leaders? Why is Imo becoming another burning hell under the watch of Hope Uzodinma? Will the elders keep quiet until Imo State government and their nurtured monsters eliminate everybody?”
Raging war against monarchs.
The traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba LGA, Edwin Azike, was kidnapped on Thursday and killed on Friday with his corpse dumped at the market square.
The traditional ruler of Mbutu ancient kingdom, Damian Nwaigwe, was kidnapped on Thursday and released on Saturday. Also, the traditional ruler of Achi Mbieri, Henry Madumere, was kidnapped on November 19, on his way to a public function at Iho in Ikeduru LGA.
The octogenarian monarch, who is the father of a former deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere, was released after six days in captivity.
On October 19, hoodlums invaded Njaba LGA council headquarters at Nnenasa and shot at traditional rulers who were having a stakeholders meeting.
While two traditional rulers sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to a hospital, two other s died on the spot.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer / Dec 13, 2021