No less than seventeen individuals from the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Tuesday were purportedly shot by a joined group of Police and other security offices.
IPOB, in an announcement marked by Emma Powerful and sent to NETMEDIA affirmed that 70 others were captured by the security organizations.
The announcement peruses to a limited extent: “We the worldwide group of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) think that its offensive that instead of stand up to rampaging and lethal Fulani herders, the Nigerian armed force and police have proceeded with their unending and baseless assaults against the quiet group of IPOB in Ebonyi State”
” A joined group of Nigeria Armed Forces attacked the scene of a tranquil IPOB assembling in Ebonyi LGA at 5pm on Sunday 27 October 2019 with more than 50 Hilux vans during an introduction function and opened fire on exposed moms and fathers all of a sudden.
“Such thoughtless and bestial fierceness can’t occur and has never occurred in the north where the best four most destructive dread gatherings are working uninhibitedly without confinement”.
“The security agents, opened fire on everyone at the scene of the gathering which brought about numerous setbacks. 17 individuals continued serious shot injuries while more than 70 individuals were stole and taken to obscure area” he expressed
Mr Powerful noted further that if the equivalent dangerous enthusiasm displayed by the Nigerian Army and police in Ebonyi can be shown in the battle against psychological oppression, banditry and disorder in the north, harmony and serenity will rule.
“The kept slaughtering of guiltless regular citizens in Ebonyi State by fear herders on one hand and Nigerian armed force on the other is disturbing”
“This proceeded with attack and terrorizing of Biafraland must stop. Every one of those answerable for this assault will pay the consequences for it, them and their kids”, Powerful included.
In a quick response, the official of police, Ebonyi state Police order who addressed writers through the PPRO, ASP Loveth Odah, exposed the claims, expressing that it just captured six individuals from the gathering in an elementary school in the state.
She said that IPOB individuals began assaulting the security specialists quickly they located them.
Loveth noted further that the IPOB individuals hit one of their DPO, one John with overwhelming stones on the head.
She included that he would have passed on however for the head protector he was wearing and impenetrable vest he additionally wore.
She stated: “For what reason would they say they are stating police blasted into where they were holding a gathering? Is it accurate to say that they should hold a gathering in Nigeria when they have been banished? In law, there is what is called an unlawful gathering.
“Individuals from Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) amassed unlawfully and the data got to us, that was on October 27, 2019, at Oguzoronweya Primary School in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State by 2.50p.m.
” On getting the data, men of Operation Puff Adder of our order, in dynamic cooperation of other security offices, went to the spot.
“We believed that IPOB individuals were simply typical individuals that assembled to have an unlawful gathering in any event, when they realize they are not legal in Nigeria. Be that as it may, yesterday was altogether different. When police got to the zone, to their most noteworthy shock, Mr. John, the DPO of Kpirikpiri Division, was truly assaulted.
” If not on the grounds that he was genuinely kitted as a police officer, having his cap on him and his impenetrable, he would have been murdered. At this point you would have recently heard that a Chief Superintendent of Police is dead.
“Their legal counselor, who was with the IPOB individuals was captured. I chatted with him and I was shocked that he denied being their lawful guide. He said he was taking their briefs. I don’t have the foggiest idea about the contrast between a lawful consultant and someone who takes a brief for an association.
“A significant number of them fled yet we had the option to capture at any rate six of them; they are in guardianship. They are completely wearing IPOB uniform,” she expressed.
When reached, the Spokesman of the Army, Musa Sagir didn’t react to demand for response at the hour of this report.