Governor Wille Obiano of Anambra State yesterday pledged to offset the hospital bills of some Biafra agitators injured during the celebration to mark the 49th anniversary of declaration of Biafra nation and Biafra day.
But in a swift reaction to the governor’s offer, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, through its Media and Publicity Officer Mr Emma Powerful has dismissed the governor’s offer to offset the hospital bills of the wounded Biafra and non Biafra agitators as medicine after death, saying that it is a face-saving measure to win cheap popularity.
Also reacting, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Chief Zeribe Ezeanuna has demanded an apology from the governor over the alleged massacre of the agitators at Nkpor, saying that the soldiers could not have done what they did if he did not sanction their security approach.
Governor Obiano made the pledge at Nkpor town hall when he came to sympathize with the people of Nkpor on the alleged bloody clash between the security operatives and the Biafra agitators in which about 50 members and non members were allegedly massacred and scores injured.
IPOB said “the governor was insulting the families of the dead Biafrans and those that their own are still nursing gunshot wounds in different hospitals and for the purpose of clarity, no gunshot wound victim is still in Anambra State, they have all been taken out of Anambra because the soldiers were combing all the hospitals in the state for them.