The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied involvement in the recent murder of Sheikh Ibrahim Iyiorji in Ebonyi State.
Newsbreak.ng had reported how an Islamic group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) blamed Sheikh Iyiorji’s killing on IPOB.
The group said it was worried that Islam may soon go into extinction in the southeast region if targeted killings by IPOB members continue unabated.
But reacting to the allegation in a press release issued on Friday, the spokesperson of IPOB who deploys the pseudonym, Emma Powerful, said killing a Muslim leader will add nothing to its quest to realise a sovereign nation of Biafra.
“IPOB does not engage in such barbaric killings and cannot be part of such heinous crime against humanity. IPOB does not kill flies talk of human beings and an Igbo man for that matter, irrespective of his religious belief.
“Important questions to ask are: why will IPOB kill this Igbo Islamic cleric? Is he a threat to the Biafra movement? How many of our known enemies have we killed?” IPOB’s statement reads in part.