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Suspect names IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, others as terror sponsors in South-East

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A deserter from the Nigerian Army, Lance Corporal Nwangwu Chiwendu otherwise known as Onyearmy, has mentioned the Media and Publicity Secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Emma Powerful, as one of the sponsors of terror attacks and criminalities in the South-East region of the country.

The 34-year-old suspect, who stated this while speaking with journalists in Owerri on Wednesday, also mentioned one Chinasa Nworu, adding that they are among the list of their sponsors.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Nwangwu was arrested on Friday in his hometown while attending his father’s burial at Amaohuru Nguru in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.

The alleged commanders of the IPOB’s militant wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), has allegedly trained over 1,000 militants before he was arrested.

“DOS (IPOB’s Directorate of State) which we know as Emma Powerful, Chinasa Nworu, and others.

“The first money one person used to register with us is N3.5 million. And he promised that he is going to give us N10 million every month.

“We were formerly assassins. Like when Ebube called us to go and kill one man, we killed him,” Politics Nigeria quoted Onyearmy as saying.

He said that when he was persuaded to join ESN, he was told that if his salary with the Nigerian Army is N200, 000, he will get double of that.

Meanwhile, this is the second time in one week that Chinasa Nworu has been named as a terror sponsor in the South East.

A suspected member of ESN, Okechukwu Ama-Nlemedim, popularly known as ‘Ejima’ last week named Nworu and other persons as their sponsors.

Ama-Nlemedim had said, “Getting to two years now. Him with Okey Foreign. It is only Chinasa Nworu and Okey Foreign that sponsor us from abroad. The other one is in the village here.

“The reason Chinasa gave us (to perpetrate terror) is that these Ebubeagu people, anywhere wey we see them, make we attack them.”

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