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Sunday, 24 April 2016



By Okonkwo Isaac Somto

For Family Writers

We all recall the incident that transpired in Aba on the 9th of February 2016. How the Nigeria armed forces shoot and killed about 50 unarmed IPOB protesters and injured over 45 of them who gathered at Ibo National High School for prayers. One of the eye witness who pleaded for anonymity said

“In the morning, we gathered at Ibo National High School for prayers and address by the Aba coordinator

“While the prayers were on, we noticed police patrol vans and because we locked the gate, they could not enter. They attempted to scale the fence, but could not. Shortly after, soldiers came in Hilux vans and scaled the fence.

“When they entered, they asked for our coordinator but we resisted them. The next thing we heard was gunshot. I can’t say how many died because there was a stampede as people tried to escape,” he said.

The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, Intersociety and the South East Based

Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) also raised alarm over indefatigable killings of unarmed citizens in Nigeria by security agents.  Also the coalition made mentioned that they visited a borrow pit where they saw the corpses of members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who were killed in Aba. Even pictures and video clips of how Nigerian Military Massacred over 50 Unarmed IPOB Members & Dumped their bodies In Aba borrow pit was sent to Abdulrahman Bello Dambazzau, the minister of interior, and Major Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, the chief of defence staff.

Even Amnesty International said they were investigating the mass grave in Aba. So it’s very dreadful and disgraceful for DSS to now drag the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the mass graves discovered  in Abia state. The Department of State Services had in a statement accused members of IPOB of killing and burying over fifty people in a shallow grave in Isuikwuato local government area of Abia state. How hysterical of the DSS to use a very lame-brain tactics to alter the blame on IPOB leadership. The DSS also claimed that five out of the bodies dig-up from the grave were identified as Hausa-Fulani’s killed by IPOB members. This is prove of how savage, deceptive, deteriorating the Nigeria government can be when caught up in an act. How in the world can the Nigeria government even come up with such brainless, dump and ludicrous lies to cover up their own malevolence? In a criminal complaint filed by a civil rights activist Albert Ella, Kanu and the IPOB were accused of committing heinous crimes against Nigerians.

What in the world is really happening in Nigeria? It’s still bearable and understandable to come to terms that Nigeria is a lawless country but to come up with such mischievous conspiracy to blame IPOB of using chemical instruments to kill their own people is really sickening and distasteful.

Wolfgang Bendler, a German based legal practitioner on the list of counsels at the ICC has been appointed to work full time on this case as international head of the legal team to be assisted by Ella lawyer, Mr. Omaga. “We commiserate with families of those who lost their lives in the hands of IPOB and assure all well-meaning Nigerians that justice devoid of political undertone is tenable.

“The end will soon come for all the purveyors of evil and iniquity in this country. We are not asking those who had associated with IPOB in the hope of using intellect and due process to pursue self-determination to forget their quest.

“However, it is now apparent that IPOB is no longer the vehicle for the actualization of the “Republic of Biafra” as vigorously sought by forefathers of the Igbo people.

“We look forward to obtaining justice for the sake of humanity at The Hague where it is settled that the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished,” Omaga said.

What a dummy! This is the height of it all. It’s one thing to be denied justice for the death of your own people but it’s another thing to fault the blame on the victims. IPOB do not engage themselves in any form of violence and since the illegal arrest of their leader Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB have never carried arms when protesting. In fact they have been on the receiving end of violence from the Nigeria government. Over 3,500 IPOB have been killed since the arrest of Nnamdi kanu on the 14th of February. 

So for DSS to now turn the tables against IPOB for the killings that took place in Aba, is pathetic. A sane person will know this are just schemes by the Nigeria government to frame IPOB for their own perversity. Only boffo will believe such fabrication.

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