The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the President
Muhammadu Buhari – led Federal Government and the Department of State
Services, DSS, of plotting to eliminate its detained members.
IPOB said the secret police intends to start the alleged elimination of its members with those detained in Abuja.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the separatist
group said, “According to our intelligence report we have uncovered
plans for the elimination of IPOB family members in DSS custody starting
with those in Abuja.”
The pro – Biafra group also accused the DSS of continued arrest and
extra judicial detention of its members without taking them to court.
It maintained that so many “Biafrans are in the custody of DSS, some
for the past seven months” without formal charges being brought against
The group frowned at the alleged abduction of its members by the DSS
who are still languishing in the “underground detention cells at their
headquarters in Abuja.”
Read full statement below…
“The indigenous people of Biafra IPOB worldwide and its leadership
condemn the Federal Government of
Nigeria led by Gen. Muhamadu Buhari of
All Progressive Congress APC and her security agency DSS for the
continued arrest and extra judicial detention of IPOB members without
taking them to court.
“The DSS have steadfastly refused to present those they kidnapped in
the name of keeping Nigeria one to court of law. So many Biafrans are in
the custody of DSS some for the past seven months without formal
charges being brought against them.
“Nobody had seen, heard or communicated with them even their family members have not seen or discuss with any of them.
“The abduction and detention of Mazi Bright Chimezie who was
kidnapped at Akwa Ibom, Mr Justice Ude was kidnapped in Igweocha
(Port-Harcourt), Ekene Onuoha, Ikechukwu Ugwuoha, Sunday Okafor,
Asochukwu Boniface, Moses Agbo were all arrested at Osisioma Aba Abia
State after visiting our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje Prison Abuja.
These innocent men are still at DSS underground detention cells at their
headquarters in Abuja.
“All men and women of good conscience must rise up to demand from
President Muhammadu Buhari and Lawal Daura of DSS why they have refused
to charge Biafrans in their custody to court.
“According to our intelligence report we have uncovered plans for the
elimination of IPOB family members in DSS custody starting with those
“We have it from a reliable source that those killed are being
disposed of secretly, if not so, we don’t see the reason why the
security agencies will still holding our family members who committed no
crime without charging them or release them on bail.
“We are worried that the Federal Government have eliminated them and
trying to cover it up so the world will not know. They have connived
with Attorney General of the Federation and Chief Judge of the Abuja
High Court to delay the hearing of our application to the courts
challenging the validity of their detention for the world to know.
“All efforts to ascertain if they are alive or not has failed so far
because the judges handling their case file keeps adjourning the case
anytime it comes up for hearing.
“Initially the DSS in their court papers accepted that the men were
in their custody but the judges for whatever reason best known to the
judiciary in Nigeria have consistently failed to compel DSS to produce
“With this, we are calling on all relevant institutions in the world,
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, all men and women of
conscience around the globe to persuade the Nigeria government and her
security agencies in particular the DSS to please release the dead
bodies of our members to us for proper burial as custom demands in our
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