IPOB has demanded the immediate release of its detained members.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm over alleged abductions, killings, arrests and burning down of properties in the Southeast by security agents.
As reported by The Nation, the group demanded the release of all Biafrans arrested and kept in detention by security agents in various prisons in the zone.
In a statement from Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB listed some of the victims of the alleged acts to include: Miss Chioma Ibeh from Abia State and Miss Idara Idoro abducted from Anambra State during her birthday party.
The statement reads in part: “We wish to reiterate once again to place the world on notice over the incessant abductions, killings, arresting and burning down of properties worth billions of Naira in Biafraland by the compromised security agents operating in Biafraland.
“They have continued to arrest innocent Biafrans tagging them ESN and IPOB members just to hang them while the real mass murderers – Fulani bandits are roaming freely on the streets.
“We strongly condem the arrest a lady in Obowo Imo State whom we understand is to be wedded by December this year. What a wickedness to keep a lady about to wed in detention for committing no crime other than being a Biafran! Can this be done to a Fulani? Yet our political elite see no evil in this!
“This impunity is more in Imo and Anambra States. We therefore, demand Govs Hope Uzodinma, and Willie Obiano, ensure the release of all Biafrans arrested and kept in detention by the wicked Nigeria security agents in their respective States.
“We wonder if South East governors still have any modicum of shame in them? How do they pride themselves as governors when the Fulani are busy clamping their youths into cells and killing others and down properties worth billions with impunity yet they watch idly and do nothing?”
The group added: “Some of the victims of this wickedness, barbarities and impunity include: Miss Chioma Ibeh from Abia State who visited her fiance in Awka but got arrested by security agents; and Miss Idara Idoro who was abuducted from Anambra State when she was doing her birthday party.
“Miss Chioma Ibe was arrested yesterday by 3am in the morning at Amaeyi Awka. The JTF went to their house looking for her fiance house but he was not around, and they took the lady to DSS head office in Awka and she is there now without doing anything.
“We need Obiano’s family and associates to inform him to release these people in his state or get ready for the people’s wrath before he left office next year.
“The Department of State Services (DSS) with joint military taskforce raided Odenkwume in Obowo Imo State, in the early hours of November 13, 2021 and abducted people.
“They were shooting sporadically and people scrambled for safety. The number of casualties is yet-to-be ascertained but residents and eye witness narrated how the shooting took place and how the security took a palm-wine tapper and underaged girl from the village of Odenkwume in Obowo Imo State.
“The palm-wine tapper and other citizens abducted sustained bullets wounds and injuries. Many buildings in the community were burnt down during the attack by the joint taskforce.
“This is genocide and crimes in the highest order! It can only happen in Biafra land but enough is enough. If South East governors fail to sit up, then the people will no longer tolerate their docility in protection of their subjects.”