Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Army torturing our detained members to death, IPOB alleges •Accuses Obiano of complicity

By Boniface Okoro, Umuahia on 04/06/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 2,912


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the military of torturing to death, members of the group arrested during the May 30, 2016 Biafra Remembrance Day celebration in a bid to give them mass burial, together with those they allegedly killed during the celebration.

A Press statement by IPOB endorsed by its Media and Publicity Officer, Comrade Emma Powerful, also attacked Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, for not securing the release of her members who are allegedly being tortured in the army barracks.

Last Monday, security operatives clashed with those celebrating the 49 anniversary of the declaration of the defunct Republic of Biafra, on May 30, 1966, by late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, then leader of Eastern Nigeria, across the South East.

Accounts showed that the biggest casualty was recorded in Anambra state where soldiers clashed with youths in a procession at Nkpor.

Despite those who were killed, it was reported that the soldiers also arrested some IPOB members and took them to their barracks. The IPOB spokesman said the group has discovered that the Nigerian Army and Police “decided to kill those they arrested alive and bury them with the dead bodies they carried on the same day.”

Part of the statement reads: “As IPOB families and Biafrans mourn our dead brethren with heavy hearts, the Nigeria government and security agents are busy perfecting strategy to kill unarmed civilians they arrested during the events (Biafra Day celebration) and bury all with the dead Biafrans in a mass grave within Anambra State.” IPOB maintained that if the security agencies did not harbour such motive, they should have charged them to court.

IPOB is livid that Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, allegedly visited the Army Barracks and “saw corpses of his brothers and sisters  who were killed during the remembrance day and also allowed those alive to be tortured to death,” while he went to offset the hospital bills of  victims of the Onitsha Carra Market bombing who were Hausa Fulani.

IPOB also lampooned Obiano for describing as hoodlums, initiators of the Remembrance Day for the fallen heroes and heroines who lost their lives fighting for Biafra during the genocidal war against the Biafran people from 1967 to 1970.

IPOB, therefore, accused the governor of “ordering the security agents to kill and maim unarmed civilians” because initiators of the Remembrance Day did not obtain permission from him.

•Photo shows detained IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu.

 

Source News Express

Posted 04/06/2016 04:25:06 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
El-Rufa’i declares state of emergency in Kaduna’s education...

Pope expands criteria for sainthood

Why I left PDP for APC —Ondo Deputy...

Adamawa hails establishment of North-East Commission

UN demands ‘unconditional release’ of Dapchi schoolgirls

Breaking News: Abducted schoolgirls reportedly seen •Security agencies...

Buhari warned against appointing ex-governors as ministers

Reflect on the essence of Easter, Tidi admonishes...

How 6 fake Corps members were arrested in...

Oshiomhole attacks Igbinedion

Gunmen kidnap two varsity workers

Iworiso-Markson woos Ogbia youths for Dickson

 

Latest News Apprehension as Military Commander disappears in Kaduna CAN raises alarm over quit notice to church Police declares notorious armed robber wanted in Imo Buhari is incompetent, has dragged Nigeria into dungeon of poverty — Sheikh Gumi FG seeks fresh $2.5bn World Bank loan War Theatre bans NGO over alleged sabotage, connivance with Boko Haram Support to education better than lavish burials, naming ceremonies — Obi Nigerian bags six life sentences, 129 years’ imprisonment for human trafficking in South Africa Why we dialogue with bandits — IGP Ebonyi indigenes kick against Umahi’s airport Cult clashes: Curfew imposed on parts of Delta Xenophobia: Imo tops list of second batch of returnees from South Africa

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (542,031 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,644 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (390,057 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (327,049 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,148 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,897 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,124 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,774 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,814 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,811 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,146 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,709 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,453) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,112) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (813) Global Business Monitor (443) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,965) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,519) Opinion (1,360) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,455) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,171) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera