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Army Reveals Groups Behind Unrest In Southeast



.The Indigenous People of Biafra and its security outfit, Eastern Security Network has been accused by the Nigerian Army of being responsible for the unrest in the Southeast.

The spokesperson of the military, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Monday, accused the outlawed group of killing anyone believed to be against them and innocent people.

According to Nwachukwu, IPOB carried out attacks in the region, only to turn around and accuse military men.

The spokesman of the Army stated this while addressing newsmen on Monday in Abuja on the ongoing Army exercises across Nigeria.

He further stated that IPOB recently destroyed properties of people at Izombe Community of Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.

Nwachukwu claimed that the attack was carried out by one Chukwunonso Iherue, a convict who was among those who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centre on April 5.

“Unfortunately, suspected IPOB members ran amok, setting ablaze houses and other property belonging to those perceived to be against them.

“A reinforcement team was deployed to Izombe and the security situation was immediately stabilised, while peace has since returned to the community.

“It was, however, observed on arrival at the community that the criminal gang also burnt own troops van in addition to other public and private property.”

Nwachukwu added that Iherue escaped arrest with the help of some persons, but was later neutralised when he shot at troops.

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