The Concerned Peoples Assembly in the Southeast and South-South, has lamented the indiscriminate harassment and arrest of its members in the South-South by security agents.
In a statement on Tuesday by their chairman, Chief Erastus Okpala, CPA warned security agents against carrying out an onslaught on innocent citizens in that part of the country.
Okpara charged security agents to be thorough and professional in going after the real criminals and avoid the threat of life on its people.
Sighting the case of one Ikechwukwu Nnaemedo Onyegbuna, renowned pharmacists who are based in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, Okpara said the businessman is living under the threat of life by the federal government agency over allegations of his membership of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Naija News reports that Okpala raised the alarm on behalf of the group after an emergency meeting held in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital while addressing a press conference.
The Concerned Peoples Assembly Chairman stated that the harrassed pharmacist has lived in Bayelsa State for many years and have been conducting legitimate business without involving in the movement for Biafra and any other secessionist agitation.
He stated that recently some security agents are hounding Onyegbuna and have made life unbearable for him to the extent that he can no longer move freely to conduct his thriving business which has been his source of livelihood.
According to Chief Erastus Okpala, Ikechwukwu Nnaemedo Onyegbuna has gone into hiding because of the constant harassment, intimidation and threat to his life by security agents of the Federal Government.
He informed that the ordeal of Onyegbuna in the hands of security operatives is a fall out of the recent crisis in Orlu in Imo State and Oyigbo and the in Rivers State where a detachment of soldiers and crack units of the Nigerian Police were deployed to flush out cells of IPOB and Eastern Security Network.