Joe Igbokwe deletes Facebook allegation of IPOB setting Nnewi home ablaze

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Joe Igbokwe, a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has deleted a Facebook allegation he made against members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) claiming they razed down his Nnewi home in Anambra State.

“IPOB invaded my house in Nnewi about now,” the Lagos-based henchman of the ruling party alleged. “I am sure they raised (sic) down my house giving the jerrycans of petrol being offloaded from their sienna via CCTV. To God be the glory I am still alive.”

Mr Igbokwe, the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made the allegation Sunday afternoon.

When his page on the social media network was rechecked Sunday evening probably for more updates and evidences on his claims against the secessionist group, TODAY POLITICS observed that the post has been deleted.

He had attached a photograph of the assailants offloading jerry cans of alleged flammable substances from a Toyota Sienna vehicle which he said was captured by the CCTV.

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He also uploaded a video clip of the destructions done at his abode which is still circulating on various online platforms.

“Video unavailable. This video may no longer exist, or you don’t have permission to view it,” the link of the video he posted read when revisited, a situation which occurs when a video clip is deleted on Facebook.

Mr Igbokwe did not return requests seeking his reason for deleting the multimedia contents.

Emma Powerful, spokesman of the secessionist group demanding the restoration of the defunct Biafra Republic was also not reachable as at press time.

Mr Powerful has severally distanced his group from the increasing violent attacks that has heightened as the governorship election in the state draws near.

Last week, a prominent medical doctor, Chike Akunyili, husband of former NAFDAC boss, Dora, was assassinated. IPOB said the killing had political undertones.

Meanwhile, the operational base of the State Security Service (SSS) in Nnewi was set ablaze by unidentified gunmen Sunday morning.

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