Mbazulike Amaechi, the First Republic’s Minister of Aviation, has hinted at the Eastern Security Network, or ESN, of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB.
IPOB’s ESN, according to Amaechi, should protect themselves if attacked while conducting their activities in the Southeast.
The nationalist, on the other hand, warned both IPOB and ESN to avoid violence in the Southeast.
In a letter, Amaechi accused security agents of fomenting unrest in the Southeast.
Security agents may be igniting instability in the area, according to the elder statesman, in order to tarnish IPOB and ESN’s reputation.
“I will advise IPOB to steer clear of what is happening in the South East and let the truth be revealed. Let them maintain the sanctity of their innocence. If the ESN people are attacked, let them defend themselves. I don’t want IPOB to go into violence because they have neither the arms nor the wherewithal and capability to do that.
“Who is investigating these attacks? The Police is investigating the IPOB. Can the police investigate the government or themselves? What is happening now is like what Hitler did against the Jews, sent their secret service men to commit certain crimes and got back to accuse the Jews.
“I believe they are sending them to commit these attacks and burning of properties so that the impression will be that IPOB is behind it in order for them to either kill them or declare a state of emergency in Igbo land or to do whatever they like or completely kill the Igbo the way they like,” Amaechi’s statement read.
Unknown arsonists have been targeting both private properties and government agencies in the Southeast, resulting in a wave of violence.
The country home of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, in Omuma, Oru East Local Government Area, was destroyed by fire over the weekend.
The assault had political overtones, according to Uzodinma.