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Kanu reveal number of Members Killed Since 2015 As Ugwuanyi Seek Return Of Stolen Arms

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has uncovered the total number of casualties the group has incurred from 2015 to 2017 by the Nigerian Military and other security forces.

Kanu, who shared on his social handles on Wednesday, 2 September 2020 said both combined operatives killed 480 IPOB members, injured over 500 civilians.

He noted that the rising insecurity challenges are targeted majorly at Christians and Biafrans, queried when the Department of State Security will intervene.

“From 2015-2017, Nigerian military and security forces were responsible for the deaths of 480 Biafrans and injuring 500+ civilians.

“Today, violence against Christians, including Biafrans, in Nigeria continues to intensify. When will @StateDept intervene?.

Nnamdi Kanu’s reaction is coming a week later DSS allegedly invaded the IPOB meeting center in Emene, Enugu State which led to the death of four members of the group.

Nigerians, since the incident has condemned both Nigeria Police, Army, Airforce for jointly clamping down on unharmed agitators while the armed Fulani Herdsmen, Bandits, and Boko Haram insurgents roam about freely.

However, Enugu State Police has fingered IPOB members of snatching guns from security agents at some checkpoints in the state.

While reacting on Tuesday, the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi urged those in the possession of snatched weapons from security personnel to return them to the appropriate agency.

The checkpoints were wrecked by hooligans and weapons hauled away and cars burnt after the massacre of vulnerable civilians by security agents during a clash with members on August 23, 2020, in Emene in Enugu East Local Government Area.

The governor made the plea after having Emergency Security Council at the Government House vowed to get to the root of the killing.

“Following the emergency Security Council meeting, it has become necessary to give those responsible for getting to the root of these unfortunate developments a little more time to complete their work.

“I beg those in the custody of weapons snatched from security agents to return them to the agencies or the nearest traditional ruler who will return the same to the appropriate security agency.”

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