The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has narrated how operatives of the Nigerian Army invaded some Abia State communities on Friday to kill innocent residents.
According to a release from the Biafran group on Saturday, some terrorists-trained personnel of the army, attacked Ohafia especially Amaekpu and Amangwu, abducted 15 people and burned them alive.
IPOB further revealed that the suspected terrorists also carried corpses of 27 other people they shot dead during the invasion and buried them in a shallow grave where they normally buried innocent Biafrans.
The statement reads, “The attention of the global movement of Indigenous People of Biafra led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the invasion of Biafran Communities in Abia State by the terrorists and jihadists masquerading as Nigeria Army. IPOB wishes to let the world know that the unabated genocide and ethnic cleansing going on in Biafraland is becoming worrisome.
“The Boko Haram and bandits recruited into Nigeria Army that were deployed to the East, in the early morning of Friday invaded the peaceful communities in Ohafia especially Amaekpu, Amangwu where some persons were abducted and others shot dead.
“We want the international community to know that Nigeria Government has started what they did in Biafraland during the genocidal war they unleashed on peaceful Biafrans in 1967-1970.
“Why is Nigeria Military weak in confronting armed men but strong in venting their revenge and frustration on unarmed innocent villagers? These terrorists inside Nigeria Army abducted 15 persons from the invaded communities, took them to the Ohafia Military barracks and burnt them alive. Also they carried corpses of 27 others they shot dead in this ethnic cleansing operation to their military barracks and buried them in a shallow grave where they normally bury innocent Biafrans they killed.
“All these barbaric cover-up operations were done to cover the evidences of extrajudicial murdering of our people but they forget that IPOB have their Intel even in the Military hirachy.
“Now that the world and Human Rights groups are silent while our people are being slaughtered. We don’t want to be blamed when the killer military begins to receive their reward. There is always a payback time. These terrorists recruited into Nigeria military must know that they are in the death roll. With these unwarranted massacres of innocent Biafrans without provocation, IPOB will never succumb or allow the killers of our people to go scot free.”
“We are calling on the International Community and Human Right Organisations across the globe especially Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Intersocity and other reputable human rights organisations to carried independent investigation into the gruesome murder of these innocent Biafrans in Ohafia,” the statement added.