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BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB responsible for killings, destruction in South-East —AGF Malami

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Abubakar Malami

The Federal Government has accused the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, of using Radio Biafra to instigate violence that led to the death of at least 175 security personnel and several other citizens.

The allegation was made by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, at a news briefing in Abuja on Friday.

Malami alleged that Kanu also used the online radio station, Radio Biafra to incite members of the group to commit violent attacks against civil and democratic institutions across the country, especially in the South-East.

According to him, such assaults include attacks on security personnel, police stations, security formations, and the destruction of properties of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and private citizens.

He explained that 175 security operatives – 128 policemen, 37 military personnel, and 10 other security operatives – lost their lives in the attacks.

Also, the AGF blamed IPOB members and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) for Tuesday’s attack on traditional rulers who were having a meeting in Imo, which led to the death of two traditional rulers.

He also said Kanu played a role in the violence recorded during the EndSARS protests in 2020.

“The EndSARS protests of October 2020 played into the sinister plans of Nnamdi Kanu, whereby he seized the protests through subversive and inciting online broadcasts and actively commanded and directed attacks on security personnel and facilities,” Malami said.

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“As a result of these broadcasts, members of IPOB attacked and killed security personnel and burnt down Police stations, Correctional centres, INEC offices, bus terminals, the Palace of Oba of Lagos, Banks, hospitals, shopping malls and vehicles, amongst others.”

Furthermore, Malami noted that IPOB/ESN members attacked 19 offices, 18 logistical vehicles, several election materials, equipment and ICT gadgets belonging to INEC were destroyed in Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Enugu, Ebonyi, and Imo States.

He added that 164 police stations and formations, including the Police Headquarters in Owerri, Imo State, were attacked by IPOB/ESN members.

Malami told newsmen that a Presidential Ad-hoc Committee, comprising twenty-four members, which he heads found links between Kanu and the attacks during its investigations into his activities.

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