The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed that some Biafra agitators arrested earlier this year (2021), are being held in a secret cell in Umuahia, Abia State, South-East Nigeria.
According to the outlawed group, it was more provocative considering the out-of-reach condition of the victims from friends and family members.
In a statement on Tuesday by its Media and Publicity Secretary who has the pseudonym, Emma Powerful, IPOB accused Nigerian security agents of flouting laws once Biafra was involved.
The statement partly reads: “we the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to alert the world of the continued and illegal detention of Biafrans by the Nigeria security agencies.“
“It is more provocative that these innocent victims are kept incommunicado in various secret cells out of the reach of friends and family members.”
“We have just discovered that some of the Biafra agitators abducted by the Nigerian police were kept incommunicado in a secret cell at the Mopol Base, and the State CID Command, Bende Road, Umuahia Abia State.“
“Since six months ago when these innocent Biafrans were abducted, we have been searching for them until now that we have discovered where they were hidden.”
“Some of the victims include Mazi Friday Ezegbulam a.k.a Nkuwasi who was picked at Umudike junction; Mazi Chamaroke Onwuka, a retired police officer who was picked up in his office along Bende Road Umuahia; and about 35 others arrested mostly in Aba.”
“We are calling on men and women of conscience across the globe to take a record of the atrocities of the wicked security agents and to prevail on government to release these innocent Biafrans unconditionally.“
“If they won’t release these victims let them be charged to court instead of keeping them in detention indefinitely without trial.”
“The Nigeria law recommends that a suspect be charged to court within 24 hours. But the security agencies have the penchant of flaunting the laws once Biafra is involved.“
“They are scared of bandits and terrorists but derive pleasure in killing and torturing peaceful Biafran agitators.”
The IPOB is canvassing for the secession and sovereignty of Eastern Nigeria.