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Gov. Wike

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has disowned the three suspects arrested in connection to the detonation of Dynamite at Gov. Nyesom Wike’s father’s church in Port Harcourt, River State.

IPOB, in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, on Friday, maintained that the suspects were never members of the group.

He stated that the arrest and confession of the said suspects were premeditated to indict the group.

According to him, the speed with which both the government and police pointed accusing fingers at IPOB even before investigations began, raised more suspicion.

Powerful insisted that IPOB had no hand in the attack.

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The statement read: “It’s not in doubt what government and security agencies can do either to cover evidence or establish cause to justify a premeditated evil. The speed with which government and police pointed accusing fingers at IPOB even before the commencement of their so-called investigation, raises more suspicion.

“It’s only a confirmation that the ridiculous alleged confession of the said suspects was only premeditated just to possibly indict IPOB.

“IPOB is not a violent but peaceful movement. Bombing a place of worship, how much more a church is never part of our signature tune. Most of IPOB members have Christian background and couldn’t have targeted any church for bombing.

“We have no quarrel with Wike’s father let alone innocent worshippers. Assuming but, not admitting that we are behind the purported attack, we wouldn’t have done a poor job. If we want Wike we know how and where to get him but we don’t spill blood.”