Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on the United Nations (UN) not to turn a blind eye to the alleged inhuman treatment of South-Easterners by the Nigerian security agencies.
The group made the call in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful on Sunday.
Powerful also frowned at the shooting of one Mazi Udubuan Sage Chubueze by the security agencies.
The statement reads “the attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the fallacious statement from the military and police that they arrested a top commander of ESN in Ekwulobial Aguata Local Government Area Anambra State.
“We declare without equivocation that there is no iota of truth in the said fallacious statement. Mazi Udubuan Sage Chubueze is only a member of IPOB. He is not one of the ESN operatives let alone being a top commander of ESN.
“What transpired was that he came to his home in Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA to bury his dead mother and soldiers acting on a tip-off from a traitor stormed his house. Yes, he is an IPOB member but not ESN commander.
“The Nigerian soldiers shot him in the leg and forced him to wear army camouflage and claimed it was what they got from him. They also lied that they recovered ammunition from him. How can a man burying his mother be doing so with ammunition? This is another blackmail to hang an innocent man.
“We want to make it categorically clear to all and sundry that ESN does not go with army uniforms or police because we are different people. Again ESN has nothing to do with pump-action rifles. The army forced all those items on him just to implicate him but God will vindicate the just! The claims by the army that he has bullet wounds are all lies. We call for a forensic examination to deflate this lie.
“We once again call on the United Nations not to turn a blind eye to the atrocities of the Nigeria security agents against Biafrans. The world should hold Nigeria accountable for all the inhuman treatments and secret genocide against innocent people of Biafra.”
Credit: Nigerian Tribune