Bandits, terrorists, scare Nigerian security agencies -IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has raised the alarm over what it described as the continued and illegal detention of its members by Nigeria security agencies.
The group said it was more provoking considering the out-of-reach condition of the victims from friends and family members.
In a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB accused the Nigeria security agencies of flaunting laws each time its members were involved.
The statement read partly, “we have just discovered that some of the Biafra agitators abducted by the Nigerian police were kept incommunicado in a secret cell at the Mopol Base, and the State CID Command, Bende Road, Umuahia Abia state.
“Since six months ago, when these innocent Biafrans were abducted, we have been searching for them until now that we have discovered where they were hidden.
“Some of the victims include: Mazi Friday Ezegbulam a.k.a Nkuwasi who was picked at Umudike junction; Mazi Chamaroke Onwuka, a retired police officer who was picked up in his office along Bende Road Umuahia; and about 35 others arrested mostly in Aba.
“We are calling on men and women of conscience across the globe to take record of the atrocities of the wicked Nigerian security agents, and to prevail on the Nigerian government to release these innocent Biafrans unconditionally. If they won’t release these victims let them be charged to court instead of keeping them in detention indefinitely without trial.
“We also call on the Abia state governor and his officials to ensure these innocent Biafrans are either released or charged to court without further delay. They have suffered enough, and their continued detention without trial will no longer be tolerated.
“The Nigeria law recommends that a suspect be charged to court within 24 hours. But the Nigeria security agencies have the penchant of flaunting the laws once Biafra is involved. They are scared of bandits and terrorists but derive pleasure in killing and torturing peaceful Biafran agitators.”