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Friday, 15 September 2017

Hundreds of Biafran youth still missing, dead in Abia - IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that its members in Abia and Rivers were missing after clashes with the army.

IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful disclosed this to journalists on Thursday.

He said some members of the group, who were detained in military barracks, had not been accounted for.




Powerful stated, “Hundreds of Biafran youths are still missing and presumed dead at the time of this statement.

“The few survivors of the Isiala Ngwa massacre, taken to secret detention centres in army barracks in and around Abia and Rivers states, are still unaccounted for.”

Powerful said the group has a ‘video footage’ of “men of the Nigerian Army stationed at Isiala Ngwa junction (in Abia State) dragging people out of their vehicles and executing them in cold blood in broad daylight”.

He added, “Genocide and mass killings of Biafrans and Christian communities, especially in northern Nigeria, are nothing new.  What is more troubling this time is that certain political office holders in the South-East are comfortable with the idea of inviting Hausa-Fulani Islamic army to come into Abia State to execute hundreds of young men and women in cold blood simply for asking for their right to self-determination.

“We hold Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as majorly responsible for the cold-blooded executions going on now in and around Abia State at this trying time.

“Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu saw it fit to invite the Nigerian military with their deplorable human rights record, to his state to kill civilians.”




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