The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra says some suspected security operatives murdered the Eastern Security Network’s commander, Ikonso in his sleep in his father’s compound in Imo State on Saturday, last week.
The group refuted the claims by the Nigerian Army, the police and the State Security Service that Ikonso was killed during a gun battle.
It also disclosed that some killer herdsmen that the security agencies could not confront were driven out of the state solely by the late Ikonso, saying it was the reason why security operatives connived with the government to kill him.
The pro-Biafra group disclosed this in a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful on Tuesday, April 27.
Powerful made this disclosure while condemning the suspension and fining of Channels Television by the National Broadcasting Commission for granting an interview to the IPOB spokesman on Sunday night.
It described the suspension of the station as an attempt by the federal government to muzzle the media for disseminating the truth to Nigerians and the international community.