Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former governor of Anambra state, says the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) are not behind the violent attacks in the south-east, as Ibos don’t practice violence and destruction.
On Wednesday, June 2, Ezeife made this statement on Arise TV. Ezeife stated that investigations by elders in the south-east have shown that the attacks were not perpetrated by Igbos. Ezeife said that killing is not in the nature of an Igbo man;
“Anyone who hears the story will be mad at it. Who are the people who are burning INEC offices? Police are being killed by whom? There is the impression that some people, perhaps even in government, are responsible for organizing such events and blaming IPOB and ESN. Our elders have made efforts to find out the truth and IPOB and ESN have not been implicated.
In Owerri prison, there has been a lot of destruction, and the chief investigator of the police immediately attributed it to IPOB and ESN. Even the governor of that state initially thought it was the IPOB and ESN, but now we know that over 80 percent of those caught in the CCTV footage are not from the south-east or even the east.
Sadly, Gulak has died now. Is it a design to blow it on IPOB and ESN again? As we learn more, it is clear there is an attempt to provoke the East. According to him, Igbo do not burn things down or shed blood.