Two Igbo groups, the Igbo Peoples Congress, and the Igbo Aborigines, have warned the Nigerian Army and security agents to stop killing pro-Biafran agitators, who are not armed or obstructing public peace.
The warning came on the heels of recent shootings and killings of some pro-Biafran members in Ekwulobia, Anambra State. Meanwhile, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has condemned Wednesday’s clash between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and security operatives at Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area, saying the alleged invasion of a peaceful and non-violence gathering of IPOB members was a primitive act.
According to Igbo Peoples Congress and the Igbo Aborigenes in a statement, “the killing of more than 150 pro-Biafran agitators by Nigerian security agents as reported by the Amnesty International is still fresh in our mind.
“The Ezu River killings by SARS operatives at Awkuzu in Anambra State is also still fresh in our psyche. The quit notice by misled Arewa youths and the ongoing hate song in the north are still endangering the polity and yet these overzealous soldiers and other security agents are not bothered by all these challenges.”
They called on the International Court of Justice at The Hague to take note and bring to justice the killer soldiers and their commanders who also murdered more than one thousand Shiite followers in Zaria some months ago.
The groups insisted that all Nigerians have the right to peaceful agitations, including even secession where marriages are not working. The groups lambasted the security agents for harassing the ‘Return or Resign” protesters in Abuja and the attack on them by some misled Arewa youths.