We lost over 2,000 members to security crackdown, not 150 — IPOB •Faults Amnesty International report
Posted by News Express | 27 November 2016 | 2,342 times
The indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide and the directorate of State (DOS) have received the report of Amnesty international concerning the incessant killing of Biafrans.
But the group countered that 150 people said to have been killed by the Amnesty International was not the accurate number of IPOB and Biafrans killed from August 2015 till date.
In a press release made available to newsmen in Umuahia, signed by Emmanuel Powerful, media and publicity secretary of the group hinted that IPOBs records and statistics department gathered that from all parts of Biafraland over 2,000 members killed and 750 missing since whose dead bodies have not been seen, “And we are still searching for them. We also have 567 members undergoing medical treatment at different hospitals.”
The statement by IPOB further said, “We have 370 people undergoing severe torture in different prisons and security cells across the country from hands of security agents.
As we are talking right now the DSS and other security agencies in Nigeria are still searching for members of IPOB across the country. Some are in the DSS secret cells since six months now without taking them to court while they were all keeping incommunicado in different places.”
The group however commended the reports from Amnesty international that stood bold to condemn the crime against humanity committed by the government of Nigeria and her security agencies in the face of the world.
“We also oblige the Amnesty International and other relevant human rights organizations like Human Right Watch to make more enquiries and investigations into these barbaric killings against the members of the indigenous people of Biafra,” the statement added.
•Text courtesy of Business Day (Nigeria). Photo shows IPOB members during a pro-Biafra protest.