Amid rising speculation that the Nigerian government is executing a campaign of domestic subversion in the South East, the Nigeria Army has released a statement debunking those rumours.
The Army claimed that Kalu Odinakachi is responsible for the “mischievous submission,” that the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) and the Department of State Service (DSS) created and is funding Biafra National Guard, BNG, to enforce the sit-at-home order, in a bid to discredit the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
A statement signed by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director, and Army Public Relations, read in part: “It must be abundantly clarified that this spurious allegation is unfounded and could be absolutely described as a hoax.”
It added that “the activities of IPOB/ESN have undoubtedly assumed a violent dimension.
“This unimaginable level of violence is oiled with propaganda and disinformation to whip-up sentiments and draw sympathy from unsuspecting citizens in the region.”
The Nigerian Army said, “These spineless and irresponsible actions targeted at the very people they claim they want to liberate, clearly unmask their heinous and directionless agenda for Ndigbos.”
The Army statement continued, “Realizing the futility, hollowness and public rejection of their violent agitation, they resorted to twisting the narrative in the region to galvanize local support.