The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has made a passionate appeal to Israel and other world governments to prevail on Nigeria Government to stop killing our members as well as other Biafra agitators who visited Nigeria before Christmas and beyond from different countries. Biafrans abroad are humiliated and hunted down in their respective families and communities especially since Nnamdi Kanu IPOB leader snapped pictures with Israeli national coordinator and other members in Israel, their families are under serious attack by DSS and other security operatives.
IPOB alerted the world governments of the danger faced by Biafra agitators family’s in Nigeria since the appearance of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu in the state of Israel on October 2018.
IPOB leadership said the appeal had become necessary following reports that some of our members seeking refuge in some foreign countries face threat because of their involvement in the struggle for Biafra freedom.
IPOB, the lives of our members here in Biafraland are in danger of summary execution by security operatives in Nigeria.
We certainly discovered that two of our members who were recently arrived from the state of Israel got killed by Nigerian Army and dumped in a boro pit in Aba, Abia State.
IPOB, therefore, must plead with Governments of the world especially the Israeli Government and other western countries to give any support necessary to save the lives of IPOB members who eventually come to Nigeria.
It is important we remind the whole world that those who were coming back from other parts of the world including Israel are facing serious persecutions here in Nigeria, particularly those who snapped pictures with IPOB leader.
Just last week two young men who were came back from Israel were killed and dumped along the road and in bush in Aba Abia state.
IPOB said it had been informed that even its Coordinator in Israel, Mr. Ibezim Obiorah Augustine’s family is also facing threat from DSS and other security operatives.
The pro -Biafra group appealed to Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu to intervene and save the lives of Augustine and families including other members in Israel.
IPOB also claimed two of its members were allegedly killed by soldiers at Asa Nnentu market Aba, during a campaign rally in Asannetu motor spare parts market where Okezie Ikpeazu the governor of Abia state collaborated with Nigerian Army shot many of our members in the market, an allegation which Dr Uche Ogah and his Campaign Organisation had denied without delay. Nigerian Government had in 2017 proscribed IPOB as a terrorist organization.
This was shortly before the invasion of the home of its Leader, Nnamdi kanu.
Ever since then, IPOB members have gone underground in Nigeria except ocassionaly as anyone arrested with IPOB insignia is treated as a terrorist by the Nigerian authorities.
IPOB has also vowed to sustain its agitation for Biafra independence despite stiff resistance by the authorities, adding that no amount of intimidation or provocation will make it reconsider its non violent approach.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB