The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has said members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, may not be responsible for the attacks on the police headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The rights group has alleged that some persons working with the Federal Government may be behind the attacks.
Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen had also broken into the Correctional Centre in the city, freeing hundreds of inmates.
The gunmen who operated from 1 am to 3 am, freed suspects in nearly all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.
However, HURIWA claims a few officers out to destabilize the Southeast are answerable for the assaults.
The institution said this in assertion sent to the media house via its National Coordinator.
The assertion reads partly: “We think that there is nobody together with his or her senses intact who’s from the South East of Nigeria this is happy that the peace they have loved for a long even as is about to be destroyed.
“The reasonably-priced imagination that the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) can be chargeable for those attacks, won’t precisely be the true illustration of the data in the back of all of this backed violence in the South East of Nigeria.
“We assume there is a plot by using some men and women operating and embedded in government in Abuja who wants to instigate unrests in the commonly quiet and peaceful Igboland to deny the location of the opportunity of making a sturdy case to produce the President of Nigeria of a South-East extraction within the 2023 Presidential elections.”