The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been accused of acquiring bombs and explosives by the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to the DSS, IPOB intends to destabilise Imo State with the acquired weapons of warfare.
The secret police stated this in a letter sent to the Brigade Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, adding that it received intelligence that the explosives were being moved in articulated trucks from Lagos to a hideout in Orlu, Imo State.
The letter dated April 26, 2021 was signed by I. Abdullahi on behalf of the Imo State DSS Director and titled, ‘Movement of explosive devices into the state by IPOB/ESN’.
The letter read, “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 intelligence agency advised the army to search all trucks coming to the state.
IPOB has since denied the allegation through its spokesman, Emma Powerful.