Army’s Kill-and-deny Tactics are Despicable, Says IPOB


David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described the recent denial of the Nigerian Army that it never killed members of the group during the pro-Donald Trump rally in Port Harcourt as false and despicable.

IPOB said the denial was part of the customary kill and deny tactics of the Nigerian Army which is not the first time, neither is it going to be the last time that Nigerian Army will commit mass murder and shamelessly come out to deny it.

In a statement issued by Clifford Iroanya and Emma Nmezu, both spokespersons of the group, it said the killings were captured on camera and can not exactly be denied.

The group said: “The list is endless, from IPOB massacre in Onitsha, Aba, Port Harcourt, Nkpor, Asaba, Shiite massacres in Kaduna and Kano among others.”

IPOB said the army on that day had deliberately deployed troops to Port Harcourt with the mandate to kill its members, and wondered why the same deployment of troops with the mandate to slaughter, was not carried out on those who protested against President Trump in Abuja on the same date.

“How come troops were not deployed to shoot and kill civilians during the recent “anti-Buhari“ protest that was led by the likes of Charles Oputa a.k.a. Charlie Boy? Why must the Hausa Fulani dominated Nigerian Army and police regard every IPOB assembly or rally as an opportunity to embark upon some kind of Jihad to kill as many of us as possible?,” the group asked