Amnesty International, AI, Nigeria has said three persons suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have been released following their detention at 14 Brigade Nigerian Army Ohafia, Abia State, for two and a half years.
It noted that officers of the Nigerian Army arrested them on 27 February 2020 at the Imo River community in Abia State.
The human right watchdog disclosed this on Thursday via its official Twitter handle.
Amnesty International welcomes the release today 14 September 2022, of Sunday Nwafor, 59 years, Uzonwanne Ejiofor 48 years, and Wilfred Dike, 36 years, who were arrested by officers of the Nigerian Army on 27 February 2020 at Imo River community in Abia state.
— Amnesty International Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) September 14, 2022
The organization said it believes in freedom, justice, and equality and appealed to Nigerian authorities to provide helpful information about the status of other victims of enforced disappearance.
According to Amnesty International, those released were Sunday Nwafor, 59 years; Uzonwanne Ejiofor, 48 years; and Wilfred Dike, 36 years.