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Biafra: Intersociety releases names of agitators ‘killed, injured’

Biafra: Intersociety releases names of agitators ‘killed, injured’

International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law,
Intersociety, on Tuesday, released the names of 150 Biafra agitators
allegedly killed and those injured by the Nigerian Army.

This was contained in a statement signed by the board chairman of
Intersociety, Emeka Umeagbalasi and Head Civil Liberties and Rule of
Law, Obianuju Igboeli.

It included Chinedu Uwandu (Imo State), Ogochukwu Joseph Ogbah (Abia
State), Henry Ogar Ogoyi (Cross River State), Kelechi Meshach Metu (Imo
State), Odika Osime Chukwuma (Anambra State), Onyeka Ujam (Enugu State),
Celestine Aga (Enugu State), Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Agbayisi (Anambra
State), Blessing Adaku Odoemena (Abia State) and Imo Emele Uduma Okemini
(Abia State).

Others are Emmanuel Ugochukwu Nwachukwu (Imo State), Okwudiri Samuel
Obika (Imo State), Anayo Anyanwu (Imo State), Udoette Miracle Udofia
(Akwa Ibom State), MaCois Palibor ( Bayelsa State), Ogbogu Okoro (Abia
State), Chigozie Ikechukwu (Abia State), Ikenna Okorie (Abia State),
Adiele Paul (Abia State), Ahamuefuna Austin Nnamdi (Imo State) and
Kelvin Nnamdi Ikeme, a 25-yr-old trader who was allegedly shot and
killed by soldiers on 30th May 2018 along Uratta by Port Harcourt Road,

Intersociety also gave the names of the shot and injured as Kingsley
Olisakwe, Chinedu Okeke, Nzube Elekwa, Peter Ohiagu, Wisdom Joseph, John
Evans, Peter Chukwu Blessing, Chibuisi Obialo, Obinna Nwaobasi, Ginika
Basil, Uche Ikechukwu, Odinaka Onyeka, Michael Solomon, Eje Friday,
Onwuabuchi Alozie Uwa, Moses Okeke and Isaiah Mmaduabuchi.

The statement said, “The Army massacre operation was carried out
under the guise of “September 2017 Nigerian Army Python Dance 11 in
Southeast Nigeria, executed by the Chief of Army Staff and backed by the
Defence Headquarters. “We had further informed statistically that the
Army massacre took place in three locations of Afara-Ukwu in Umuahia
with not less than 105 deaths; Isiala-Ngwa with not less than 20 deaths
and Aba with not less than 25 deaths.

“While the massacre at Afara-Ukwu lasted for three hours, having
started at about 3.26pm on 14th September 2017 and ended before 6.30pm
same day; the Isiala-Ngwa killings majorly took place on 12th September
2017 at Isiala-Ngwa Military Checkpoint. The Aba Army shootings and
killings took place between late night of 12th September and early hours
to later morning of 13th September 2017 as well as on 14th September

“It was further discovered that not more than 15% of the bodies of
the slain were recovered and interred by their families, while the rest
were picked by soldiers of the Nigerian Army and taken to undisclosed
locations where they must have been buried in shallow and mass graves-a
pattern that had been consistently used by the Army since August 2015
when the violent crackdown on unarmed and defenseless pro Biafra
activists was launched by the present central Government of President
Muhammadu Buhari.

“The manner and pattern of killing of eight unarmed pro Biafra
activists whose lifeless bodies were found in one of the bushes in
Umuahia days after the Afara-Ukwu Army massacre of 14th September 2017;
clearly showed that some bodies of those killed at massacre arena were
forced to be buried in secret locations by their arrested colleagues
who, after burying their slain colleagues at gunpoint, got tied, blinded
and shot dead within the secret locations where their slain colleagues
were forcefully buried.

“The eight bodies found in one of the said bushes had their hands
tied behind their back with marine rope and possibly blinded before
being shot dead to erase traces of culpability or accountability of the
culprit soldiers. Technically, it is an act of impossibility to tie or
chain or rope a human body after he or she had been killed.

“Owing to threats of invasion, violence, death or arrest, detention
and torture by soldiers and police, Special anti Robbery Squad, SARS,
operatives; most families and friends or associates of the slain are
forced to keep perpetual mute over their “missing” loved ones.

“These have also forced them into mourning the slain in acute
silence, shock, frustration, anguish, sorrow and anger. Some of them
willing to seek justice including open inquiries over the whereabouts of
their loved ones are hampered by teething poverty level in the country.

“Totality of these has further resulted in untimely death of some of
them while scores of others have become victims of traumatic disorder
and post stress disorder. Many children of the slain victims
investigated recently by our organization are either out of school or
relocated to sub standard children’s schools. Some are barely fed with
three meals per day”.
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