IPOB Alleges Plans by Security Agencies to Bury Slain Members

Emmanuel Ugwu, Umuahia
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday raised the alarm over the fate of its dead members and those arrested during the bloody Biafra Day clashes, alleging plans by the security agencies to execute the detainees and give them mass burial along with those already killed.
IPOB raised the concern in a statement issued by the head of media and publicity, Emma Powerful, saying the separatist movement was still mourning its dead only “to discover that the Nigerian Army and Police have decided to kill those they arrested alive and bury them with the dead bodies they carried.
“As IPOB families and Biafrans mourn our dead brethrens with big hearts, the Nigerian government and security agents are busy perfecting a strategy to kill unarmed civilians they arrested during the events and bury all with the dead Biafrans in a mass grave within Anambra state,” the statement said.
IPOB also expressed anger at the attitude of the Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, whom it accused of visiting the Army barracks at Onitsha and saw the dead bodies of slain activists but failed to intervene in the behalf of the detainees.
According to IPOB, Obiano was quite aware that those arrested on the May 30 Remembrance Day “were being tortured to death by security agencies without charging them to court” yet the Anambra chief executive did not condemn it.