Nnamdi Kanu reacts to report of IPOB/ESN members beheading native doctor

The supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to report of members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) killing and beheading a native doctor in Imo state.

WITHIN NGERIA had earlier reported that the Media Adviser to the Imo state Commissioner of police, CSP Michael Abattam, disclosed in a statement that IPOB/ESN members allegedly killed and beheaded their Chief Priest identified as Paschal Okeke of Umudim Ukwu Orji Awomama in Oru East LGA of the state.

"They shot him, decimated his remains, excised the head, and burnt the body and his house for the futile efficacy of the charms he had given the group over time and the colossal failure to protect them from Police bullets," he said.

Reacting to Attam's statement, Kanu, who spoke through the Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, stated that ESN does not patronise native doctors.

Kanu added that IPOB and ESN members do not believe in fetish things and they don't kill people of the South-East.

The statement by Powerful reads: "The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the concocted and ridiculous statement from Nigeria police that IPOB and ESN killed a native doctor preparing charms for them in Awommama Oru East LGA of Imo State, and burnt his house.

"Let us reiterate once again that neither ESN nor IPOB has killed people since its formation by our indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We also do not have any native doctors as we do not believe in fetish acts. Our trust has always been in the Almighty God, Chukwu Okike Abiama.

"It is ridiculous for the Nigeria Government to associate IPOB or ESN with their moon-tale narrative of a native doctor and charms. Assuming but not conceding to the laughable tale by the Nigeria police, does it make any sense that we will turn around to kill the same native doctor allegedly preparing charms for us?

"The security agents should stop blackmailing themselves thinking they are doing so against IPOB and ESN. They should stop killing and burning the houses of people and blame their wickedness on IPOB and Eastern Security Network ESN. We do not kill the same people we are sacrificing so much to liberate. Spilling blood is not part of our mandate."

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