The Indegenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that 16 people believed to have sympathy for the group have been arrested from their houses in Ohafia, Abia State in continuous repression and killing of people of South East.
In a statement issued by the media and publicity secretary of the group Emma Powerful, the group said the measure was in continuation of the killing of alleged IPOB members in August at Emene, Enugu state.
Part of the statement read: “Just last week at Ohafia in Abia State, they abducted Mazi Okewu Agwu from his home and many others including Mazi Samuel Arua Eme, Mazi Kalu Iroha Amogu, Mazi David Agwu and 12 others whose names are yet to be established as at the time of this press statement”.
The statement also said that the Nigerian Army raided the home of Nnamdi Kanu on September 14, 2020 under the guise of Operation Python Dance.
“Their mission was to kill him at all cost but God thwarted their evil plans”, the statement said.
The group lamented that all the evils visited on the South Easterners increased since the proscription of the group, an act collaborated by the prominent Igbo leaders to appease the Federal Government.
“It was their treachery that gave the Nigerian Army the effrontery to raid the home of Nnamdi Kanu on September 14, 2020 under the guise of Operation Python Dance. Their mission was to kill him at all cost but God thwarted their evil plans”.
It warned that the continued state – sponsored attacks and secret murder of IPOB members and Biafrans must stop and that anyone – man or woman, civilian or security agent directly or remotely involved in the killing has a debt to pay no matter how long it takes.
It also called upon US Embassy in Abuja, British High Commission in Abuja, the Canadian Embassy , as well as the Governments of Australia, Israel, France, Germany and Russia “to prevail on the Nigerian government and its security operatives to stop their ongoing silent genocide against Biafra agitators.
“The world should not play blind eye to this atrocity and crime against humanity”.
They must also prevail on Nigeria Government, it continued, to release their members abducted illegally, “and also release those dead bodies they took away during the attack on peaceful and unarmed citizens of Biafra in Emene Enugu State”#