Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has again raised an allegation of secret abduction, torture, detention, and killing of its members by the police in a fresh statement by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu, in the statement by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, particularly pointed accusing fingers at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), saying many IPOB detainees had disappeared from their cells in Anambra State.
Hear him: “The Police SARS in Awkuzu Anambra State and Obigbo in Igweocha Rivers State as well as Anti- kidnapping squad security stationed at Enugu Ukwu in Anambra State are in a constant hunt for IPOB members.
“They have also been responsible for the disappearance of many innocent Biafrans some of whom they have wasted thinking they are IPOB members,” Kanu alleged in a statement by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
“Many Biafran youths detained illegally in their different cells have disappeared mysteriously without any trace of their bodies, IPOB members in Anambra, Enugu, Igweocha Rivers, Delta, Abia, Imo and other states are missing every day.
“It is regrettable that many parents and families looking for their children detained illegally in the SARS cells across Biafraland.
“For instance, Mazi Isaac Okwuchukwu from Ogidi, Mazi Solomon Nwankwo from Oraifite and Mazi Tochukwu Onyebuchi from Nkpor and many others, were all taken away by the men of Nigeria SARS at Awkuzu in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.
“It’s rather a shame and an international embarrassment that the same Nigeria security which could not protect Borno Governor from Boko Haram terrorists who attacked his convoy and killed no fewer than 30 persons including security operatives, is busy chasing innocent IPOB members in Biafra land.
“Instead of dealing with the terrorists that are daily reducing the number of Nigerian soldiers and civilians, the security agents are busy crushing unarmed freedom agitators.
“We also want to state that IPOB has no hand in the alleged killing of a SARS operative in Obigbo Rivers State. The police should look for those responsible for the alleged killing and stop linking IPOB with the incident.
“We are a peaceful movement seeking the restoration of Biafra. We are not after security agents, but any day they push us into arms struggle they will live in regrets all through their lives. Our peaceful disposition should not be taken for a weakness.”