The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the killing of a Commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ikonso on Saturday.
It will be recalled that Ikonso was killed in Imo State during a joint operation by security forces comprising the Nigeria Police Force and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and Department of State Services (DSS).
As reported by Naija News, Commander Ikonso was killed during the gun battle between security operatives and the insurgents while six of his fighters were also arrested.
The encounter happened in Awomama Village Oru East LGA of Imo State.
Reacting on Sunday, through a Twitter account which is a commentary and support account for the APC and Muhammadu Buhari’s next-level administration, the APC warned Nigerian youths not to allow themselves to be used to fight other tribes or communities.
It added that the protection given by native doctors can’t withstand the military firepower of today.
The tweet was accompanied by a photo of the slain IPOB commander showing his dead body where he wore a vest made of leather and cowries that appears to be a form of native protection.
The APC tweet reads: “Dear Nigerian youth. Don’t allow anyone to send you to war with another Nigerian, community, state or tribe. Those things native doctors would give you cannot protect you. Military technology of today is beyond our native doctors who have not made any advancement in 100yrs!” the party tweeted.
“War destroys communities and families and often disrupts the development of the social and economic fabric of nations. The effects of war include long-term physical and psychological harm to children and adults, as well as reduction in material and human capital.
“Armed conflict has important indirect negative consequences on infrastructure, public health provision, and social order. These indirect consequences are often overlooked and unappreciated.”
Dear Nigerian youth. Don’t allow anyone to send you to war with another Nigerian, community, state or tribe.
Those things native doctors would give you cannot protect you.
Military technology of today is beyond our native doctors who have not made any advancement in 100yrs! pic.twitter.com/jccqsXSEtK
— APC Support (@APCNigeria) April 25, 2021
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has confirmed the killing of one of its commanders by security operatives.
The group threatened to deal with the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma for his roles in the killing.
The security operatives killed the IPOB commander, Ikonso and also arrested some of his men during an early morning raid on their hideout at Awomama village, Oru East Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.