Popular secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has accused Nyesom Wike and Hope Uzodinma, governors of Rivers and Imo states respectively of allegedly killing Igbo youths in their states to negotiate political relevance.
IPOB stated this in its reaction to the recent discovery by Intersociety that no fewer than 95 persons abducted by Nigerian soldiers are locked in Kaduna prisons.
SaharaReporters published yesterday that the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law uncovered how military personnel abducted youths during #EndSARS protests last year October and let them rot in cells without access to their families and lawyers.
In its reaction, IPOB said the two governors were complicit in the inhuman treatments meted out to the detained youths.
The group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said this in a statement made available to SaharaReporters on Saturday.
IPOB’s statement partly read, “We gathered that some of those abducted from Obigbo in Rivers State last year as well as some of the Biafrans being abducted in Imo State are also in various secret detention in Kaduna Prisons and other secret security cells in Kaduna and Abuja.
“It has come to the knowledge of IPOB that about 95 innocent citizens of Obigbo were discovered in Kaduna, 257 others kidnapped from Orlu Imo State sponsored by the Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, were discovered in different secret army cells in Abuja. Some Orlu residents abducted by soldiers were discovered In Kaduna prisons, while 257 others are still missing.
“Members of the public are also invited to go and check their missing ones in the various army detention centres in Abuja.
“IPOB intelligence unit will not relent in the efforts towards unravelling the various secret cells and detention facilities where our people are hidden and locked up to rot away, where they lock up our people in Northern Nigeria. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and Nyesom Wike of Rivers State were doing the bidding of their slave master because of political position.
“IPOB is urging world leaders, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other reputable human rights organisations in the world to take note of these atrocities and genocidal attacks and humiliations on people of Biafra. The Nigerian government, Wike and Uzodinma must be made to account for their atrocities against the people of Biafra.
“Some of the detainees were found in Obinze-Owerri. Bori Camp Port Harcourt Rivers State, 82 Division Enugu including army barracks at Afikpo in Abia State. These people were detained for more than 10 months with severe torture and starvation and later transferred to Kaduna, Abuja and other security facilities scattered in the North.
“Our people abducted by Nigeria soldiers and other security agencies are now detained at Kaduna prisons, Abacha barracks, Mogadishu Barracks Abuja and the dreaded Abattoir barracks Abuja languishing for committing no crime against the law of Nigeria. Their only crime is because they are Biafrans.
“Below are some of the detainees scattered across the various detention facilities under inhuman conditions; Humphrey Onyii, Kenechukwu Paul, Kacil Ude, Antonio Obi, Oluchi Nwaba, Ben Akachukwu, Mebechukwu Ifeanyi, Ebube Uche, David Akudo, Namdi Ndidi, Francis Collins, Ozioma Anurika (female), Odinaka Prince, Kingsley Obinna, Ekechukwu Joshua, Ekechukwu Paul, Pius Victoria (female), Emmanuel Obinna, Kanyinene Andrew, Kosisochukwu Best, Kachi Ude, Uchechukwu Uba, Londonboy Kelvin, Chinedu Anwuru, Sunday Adaoche, Chika Obasi, Isaac Ejekwe, Benjamin Orakwe,
“Others are Maxwell Uba, Kenneth Erochukwu, Mba Osigwe, Harrison Ezenwa, Boniface Nsowolu, Lawrence Celestine, Ugonna Kennedy, Nwadike Akolam, Jerry Chukwuemeka, Arinze Somtoochukwu, Anyanwu Ositadinma, Livinus Shedrack, Monday Uba, Ogugua Chukwuebuka, Prince Eze Ugochi, Ndubuisi Anayo, Bright Okafor, Emma Okafor, Henry Sopuruchukwu, Chika Ugwueze, Osinachi Jerry, Abraham Emeka, Moses Uzoma, Aaron Osagie, Onyekachi Chukwu and Chukwu Prince.
“Others include Ibe Francis, Maduka Synagogue, Onyinyechi Chukwuma (female), Maurine Akapu (female), Ebuka Ositadinma, Ebere Anyanwu, Paulina Eberechukwu, Ekene Maria Chisaram (female), Chibuikem Anarue, Success Anome, Richard Onyii, Peter Charise, Nwa Daddy, Boniface, Igwe Harry, Chinonso Kelvin, Geoffrey Egemba, Ikechukwu Mike, Chike Ndurugo, Chima Okorie, David Amaefula, Aloysius Kalu, Valerian Ndubuisi, Kingsley Ebube, Chukwuebuka Aja, Nwabuife Henry, Elias Chima, Anthony Austin, Benjamin Amechi, Ugwunna John, Chisom Mbah, Ejikom Louis, Mgbeke Jasper, Odoh Joshua, Oku Solomon, Chidi Ugomsi, Mathias Osuji and two others; totalling 95 persons including six females and others and these females detainees were raped by the Nigerian soldiers.”