The Federal Government has stated that the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network’s attacks on government agencies and agents are in opposition to the call for a political solution to their issue.
Nnamdi Kanu, their leader, is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services after being arrested in Kenya and brought to Nigeria to face terrorism and treasonable felony charges.
Concerned Nigerians have urged the Federal Government to consider a political solution to end the agitation of IPOB and ESN since Kanu’s arrest.
As recently stated by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, this is being considered.
However, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated on Monday that the continued attacks by IPOB and ESN on government agencies and agents are counterproductive.
He said this while condemning the killings of two police officers and threatening those who carried out the killings, videotaped them, and circulated the footage to be apprehended and brought to justice.
He called the kidnapping and killing of three police officers an unacceptable attack on the state.
This was stated in a statement signed by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President on Media for the Ministry of Information and Culture and released on the verified Facebook page of the federal ministry of information and Culture.
According to the statement, “Alhaji Mohammed said the targeting and killing of security agents, under any guise, is a direct attack on the state and will not be tolerated.
“He said the continued attacks on security agents as well as agencies of government by ESN/IPOB are diametrically opposed to the call in certain quarters for a political solution to the IPOB issue, and wondered why those making such calls have yet to condemn the appalling murder of serving police officers.