Nigeria’s foremost security and intelligence agency, the Department of State Services (DSS) has stated that the Eastern Security Network, with help from the IPOB, have acquired explosives from Lagos to be used in Imo State.
According to the DSS, the explosives are being moved in articulated trucks all the way from Lagos to a hideout in Orlu in Imo State.
In a letter that was addressed to the Brigade Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri, Imo State, this information was made known.
The letter which had the reference number, S.238/5/1538 dated April 26, 2021, and was signed by I. Abdullah, said: “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.”
However, the spokesman of the IPOB, Mr. Emmanuel Powerful, quashed this information, calling the DSS Zoo People and saying that they are just against them.
“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,” Powerful said.