Biafra: Group calls for int’l enquiries into alleged murder of IPOB members

Protests by IPOB members in Port Harcourt
Protests by IPOB members in Port Harcourt

The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, Intersociety, a human rights group, has renewed their call for international enquiries or investigations into what they termed as dastardly acts perpetrated by soldiers, against unarmed members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The group also renewed its call on President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to stop the ongoing ethnic cleansing and mass murder of unarmed and non-violent members of the IPOB and to refrain from pushing the innocent race to the wall.

In a press statement issued yesterday, entitled: “Butchery Across The Niger: How Jubilant IPOB/Pro-Biafra Activists Were Shot, Abducted, Murdered & Dumped At Onitsha General Hospital By Soldiers Of Onitsha Military Cantonment”, Intersociety demanded for international arrest and prosecution of Nigerian Military, including Lt General Turkur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, COAS; Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase (retiring Police boss); Col Issah Abdullahi, Commander of Onitsha Military Cantonment; Lt Kasim Sidi Umar, Commander of 144 Battalion, Aba; CP Hosea Habila, Abia StatenPolice Commissioner; ACP Peter Nwagbara, Aba Area Commander; among others for their collective and individual involvements in the dastardly acts under reference.

According to the group: “We also call on the international community to mount and sustain intensive pressure on the authorities of the Nigerian Army to release IPOB members’ corpses. (Vanguard)

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