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IPOB kicks as Nigerian Army deny killing Youth in Aba, blasts Ikpeazu
The leadership of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has fumed over Nigerian army denial to illegal arrest, detention and killing of South East youths.
In a press statement signed by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful on Saturday, 10 August 2019, said it is shocking that after the announcement by the state’s governor, Okezie Ikpeazu to had arrested killers of Chimobi Nwaogu, no picture evidence to back his arrest.
It was earlier reported that soldiers allegedly killed a commercial motorcycle operator (also known as Okada), Mr Chimaobi Nwogu, at a checkpoint along Aba/Ikot-Ekpene Highway over refusal to give N100 bribe.
The state government reportedly arrested the culprit.
Reacting to the arrest, IPOB said no evidence to prove that the governor made any arrest regards the killing of Chimobi as earlier reported.
The group accused the Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu said he “solely imported Fulani killer squads in army uniform into Abia State to torment and kill at will in return for a second term in office. ”
The excerpt of the press statement reads:
It has come to the knowledge and attention of the great family of the Indigenous People of the Biafra (IPOB) worldwide how the murderous Fulani soldiers in Abia State and their counterparts in 82 Division Enugu denied their involvement in the killing and slaughtering of Biafrans especially the recent one that happened in Abia State where the Army stationed at military check points shot dead one Mr Chimaobi Nworgu, a commercial motorcyclist (Okada driver) in Aba two days ago. There seems to be certain saddistic pleasure the Nigerian military derive from killing unarmed civilians. Nobody has ever heard of the Nigerian army successfully fighting and defeating any armed group. Their specialty is in killing those they know cannot fight back.
It is unbelievable that Okezie Ikpeazu and his Fulani local handler the Police Commissioner in Abia State announced the arrest of the killer soldiers involved in the death of Chimaobi Nworgu. Nobody has ever seen any picture or video of the murderers as is customary with Nigerian Police anytime they arrest suspects in high profile cases. No news conference where their full names, ranks and division they are serving in the army were made public. The pattern of covering up for the worst excesses of Fulani terror soldiers continues in Igboland.
Biafrans must know there is no iota of truth in the widely circulated lie that those soldiers responsible for the death of Chimaobi are under custody. It was a lie packaged by 82 Division of the Nigerian Army and delivered by the quisling and Fulani puppet Okezie Ikpeazu. The truth of the matter remains that Fulani impunity and terrorism is fully sanctioned by Okezie Ikpeazu, after all, he is the Chief Security Officer of Abia State. He solely imported Fulani killer squads in army uniform into Abia State to torment and kill at will in return for a second term in office. Since he assumed office as the governor and chief security officer of the State in 2015, Nigerian Army and Police have killed or disappeared over 800 innocent people.
What we are demanding is very simple, pictorial or video evidence that those that shot and killed Chimaobi are in custody. Their names must be made public and a commitment extracted from the army to vacate every checkpoint in Biafraland.
The hurried and clearly orchestrated announcement by Okezie Ikpeazu and his commissioner of police in Abia State is nothing more than just that, a mere announcement. It means nothing and solves nothing.
We reiterate our demand that those responsible must be arrested and prosecuted or else Okezie Ikpeazu is merely embarking on an exercise in futility. The death of Chimaobi represents a watershed and no amount of photo-opportunity or public relations will diminish the fact.