Army Denies Manhandling IPOB Women
The Nigerian Army has denied manhandling or arresting any woman during a meeting of the Indigenous People of Biafra held at Abriba, Abia state on Friday.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra state on Saturday by the Army Deputy Director Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, 82 Division, described IPOB’s claim that its women were attacked and molested by soldiers and other security agencies during the meeting as false and criminal misrepresentation.
He said the whole episode was stage-managed by IPOB for cheap propaganda.
He said, “Let me make it clear that the drama and the allegation that followed were deliberately staged by IPOB. The allegation, just like others before it, is false, sheer IPOB’s propaganda to discredit the Nigerian Army, which at the moment, they will not succeed.
“Hence, I was able to confirm from the Officer in Charge of the patrol of Abiriba and its environs, Major Danjuma Ali and the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Abiriba, Superintendent Titus Ugwuoke who briefed me, there was no truth in the IPOB’s accusation.