The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have raised the alarm over alleged threats to life of its members by suspected Nigerian security agents.
It said while some of its members have been marked for elimination, others were being haunted by security personnel.
A statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, added that the threat had compelled many to flee to other countries, while others were being trailed for arrest and torture.
The statement reads: “Lives of IPOB members are in danger in Nigeria. Our members have been marked for elimination, and are being haunted by the Nigerian security agents.
“Some of our members escape to other countries, while others are being trailed for arrest and torture. Even those who fled are passing through trauma and emotional stress as they are prevented from visiting home.
“Till today, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies are still trailing our Media Supervisor in Rivers State, Madam Obiageli Mboma, who fled Nigeria since 2016.
“This Biafran activist could not attend her mother’s burial for fear of arrest. Madam Oby’s fate is common among thousands of other Biafran agitators who have become fugitives in their ancestral lands because wicked security agencies in Nigeria have placed them on their wanted list.
“Our members are facing serious persecution in Nigeria. Security agents keep trailing and haunting them. Some of them are languishing in various detention facilities across the country without trial. Instead of fighting terrorists, bandits, killer herdsmen, Boko Haram and ISWAP that are about taking over Nigeria the government is only busy haunting down peaceful Biafran agitators.
“Our members are in serious danger in Nigeria. We appeal for global assistance so that the government will not succeed in its evil agenda to decimate Biafra activists. We are peaceful people seeking the restoration of our beloved Biafran Republic. Our only crime to the Nigeria State is that we demand self determination which is our fundamental right.”
Credit: The Nation