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The details was transmitted in a letter dated April 26, 2021 and signed by I. Abdullah on behalf of the Imo State DSS Director, with reference number S.238/5/1538.
The DSS stated in a letter addressed to the Brigade Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri, Imo State, that the explosives are being transported from Lagos to a hideout in Orlu, Imo State, using articulated trucks.
“Intelligence revealed that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network has acquired bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices with which to further their subversive activities.
“It was reliably gathered that the newly acquired items are currently being conveyed from Lagos to an unconfirmed location in Orlu Local Government Area.
“The items are being concealed in articulated/heavy duty vehicles to beat security checks along the road. It was further revealed that the group intends to deploy the explosives in their planned attacks on security/government installations across the state.”
The Brigade commander was advised by the secret police to ensure that security operatives search all trucks coming into the state.
Reacting to the claim, IPOB’s spokesperson Emma Powerful averred that there’s no truth in the information passed on from a “zoo agent.” He told Punch that anyone or institution is free to say whatever they like about IPOB.
The IPOB Spokesperson said;
“What the DSS is saying is a huge lie. There is no iota of truth in what that Federal Government-sponsored Zoo and Caliphate agent is saying. Now, did you listen to my interview with Channels Televisions, two days ago?
“It’s just like the question the Channels Television guy asked. He asked me, ‘Who is sponsoring IPOB?’ I told him there was no single individual sponsoring IPOB. IPOB is a very gigantic movement.
“There is no truth in that allegation. Where are we moving the arms to and from where? I don’t think it is wise to continue to reply whatever this Zoo people accuse us of.”