The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused Governor David Umahi, security agencies and Ebubeagu security outfit of killing Igbo residents supporting the Biafra agitation.
In a statement to newsmen in Tuesday, IPOB through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, claimed that security operatives on Sunday tortured three persons to death.
The pro-Biafra group also accused the security agents of jailing over 300 persons without trial in the southeast.
According to IPOB, the three person killed during torture are Mazi Obinna Iroegbul, Onye Army and Sydney.
The statement reads, “The global family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu strongly condemns the incessant killings and unprovoked attacks and abduction of those suspected to be IPOB members and Eastern Security Network, ESN operatives in Ebonyi state by the wicked Nigeria security agents.
“This atrocity is being perpetrated with the connivance of the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi and the infamous Ebubeagu security outfit. Their intention is to unleash terror on innocent citizens of Ebonyi State, and possibly stop them from supporting the agitation for Biafra restoration.
“These agents of oppression, supported by Governor Dave Umahi, have continued to kill IPOB members and innocent Biafrans, tagging them ESN operatives. Over 300 members of IPOB are currently languishing in jail and other detention facilities across Ebonyi State, and many have died in prison.
“Two days ago, three people died in prison because of torture from the security agents. Those who were confirmed dead inside the Ebonyi prison include (1) Mazi Obinna Iroegbul; (2) Onye Army and (3) Sydney, and others who were suffering from torture meted out to them by the Dave Umahi-backed Nigeria security agencies who derive joy in slaughtering innocent Biafrans.”
IPOB stated that the oppressors must be held accountable because those killed have committed no atrocities by defending their ancestral lands.
The group called on associates and friends of Governor Umahi to caution and advise him against turning the state into another slaughter ground like Imo State.
“It is only shameful that while the federal government with the support of Northern governors is busy freeing and rehabilitating captured Fulani terrorists and bandits, some treacherous South-East Governors are busy killing their own people who volunteered themselves to protect their homes from invaders who continuously slaughter our mothers, wives and sisters in the bushes and forests in our territory,” the statement added