Security agents killed 21 IPOB members in Enugu clash -- Spokesman

By AdvocateNews on 23/08/2020

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and some of his officials visited the scene of the incident at Emene on Su
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and some of his officials visited the scene of the incident at Emene on Su

* DSS men  allegedly burnt ...Gov. Ugwuanyi visits crisis scene

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that 21 members of the organisation were killed in different parts of Enugu during a bloody clash with security operatives on Sunday. 

Unconfirmed reports said no fewer than two persons suspected to be operatives of the Department of State Services,  DSS men were allegedly burnt in the bloody incident at Emene area of Enugu.

But while the police and DSS are yet to issue an official statement, IPOB has issued a statement claiming that 21 of their members were killed in the incident.

IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful in a statement said 47 of it’s members were also arrested in Enugu by security agents.

The statement reads: “Nigerian government and her security agencies have once again exhibited another crude round of killing and massacre against the peaceful and unarmed IPOB family members in Enugu State today 23rd of August, 2020.

‘We are surprised how Nigerian security agencies would allow fulani Janjaweed officers in their respective formations like army, police and DSS to be slaughtering our people without any provocation.

“This rampant killing of innocent members of IPOB will be recipocrated in due cause. IPOB members have been slaughtered and arrested in their numbers across different locations in Enugu State today Sunday 23rd August 2020. 

“We MUST warn and put the whole world on notice that Nigerian Government and her security operatives should stop killing our people because we are peaceful organization with the mandate of restoring Biafra sovereignty within the shortest period. 

“Today, the Nigerian security personnel stormed IPOB meeting ground in Enugu and started  shooting sporadically which consumed lives of 21 members and 47 arrested for just no cause or provocation.

“It is unfortunate that security operatives murdered innocent members and carried their lifeless bodies to unknown locations. The security in the whole world must understand that keeping quiet and following the rule of law should not be construed as weakness on the part of IPOB. 

“IPOB is a well rooted movement committed fully on the pursuit for Biafra freedom and independence from Nigeria. We are not a violent group and there is nothing they can do to change our resolve to maintain peace and order in our land. The efforts of the Nigeria Government and her partners in crime in trying to push IPOB to change their tactics will amount to vanity. 

“We are warning and asking Nigeria government and her security operatives to stop this atrocity immediately. Why have  they refused to confront Fulani terrorists herdsmen, Boko Haram terrorists, Ansaru group, Fulani bandits, ISIS and other groups ravaging the country and busy killing innocent and unarmed citizens of IPOB? 

“Those responsible for this barbaric killing in Enugu today  must pay for their actions against IPOB at the appropriate time. It is laughable for DSS  to be claiming that they lost 5 personnel in the hands of unarmed and Peaceful people. It is clear to all that IPOB doesn’t indulge or carry arm or involve with any object. IPOB is a peaceful movement and we  must remain so till Biafra is totally achieved.”

Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who visited the scene of the clash on Sunday reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to guarantee the safety of lives and property in the state.

Ugwuanyi spoke as he visited the scene of the violent clash between security agencies and members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), at Emene.

During his visit, residents of the area and the security agencies assured him that normalcy has returned, and that the place is calm.

Posted 23/08/2020 11:03:51 PM


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