IPOB blames Soludo’s commissioner for insecurity in Anambra, calls for his arrest

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By Joe Chukindi

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reinforced its accusation on Commissioner for Homeland Security in Anambra State, Mr Chikodili Anara, of being responsible for the insecurity in the state.

The group had a week ago made the same allegation, saying that the commissioner runs a group of armed men, who they accused of perpetuating insecurity.

Anara had, however, denied the allegation, saying that the group was being sponsored to tarnish his image.

In the latest press statement by IPOB, which was signed by the spokesperson of the group, Mr Emma Powerful, the group called for the arrest of the commissioner.

The group listed some Anambra communities in Awka North Local Government Area as the area where Anara harbours armed men, and have been terrorising indigenes.

“The atrocities happening in these communities (Awka North) were masterminded by Anambra Homeland Security Commissioner, Chikodili Anara, aka Igbakigba.

“Anambra State Governor must investigate his Homeland Security Commissioner Chikodili Anara’s relationship with some criminals operating at the above named communities and Ogbaru.

“We maintain that Chikodili Anara, aka Igbakigba, is sponsoring these criminals operating in these communities. He should be questioned about what is happening at Isiodo, Ugwuaborshi, and Achalla and those who are operating near his sister’s house.

“The commissioner, Anara, must explain why his security outfit refused to chase those criminals away. Is it because they are partners in crime?”

In a previous reply to IPOB’s accusation, Anara said Powerful has been in contact with him, trying to extort him, over a publication he said he intends to release.

“He has been out to blackmail me, and has been calling me since then, and I have told him expressly that I will never part with a Kobo to him.”

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