The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, worldwide on Sunday condemned the continued denial of the killing of its members by the Nigerian government, military and other security agencies.
The Nigerian Army had debunked claims by Amnesty International that its men killed over 150 pro-Biafran protesters, stating that the allegation is an “outright attempt to tarnish the reputation of the security forces in general and the Nigerian Army in particular, for whatever inexplicable parochial reasons.”
But IPOB stated that the denial means that the entire defence staff of Nigerian Army “need eye glasses to see the barbaric crimes committed by the Nigeria soldiers against the members of IPOB through out the period of peaceful demonstrations in Biafraland”.
The group, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, called on world leaders to visit YouTube and watch the crimes allegedly committed by the Nigeria government and her security agencies against unarmed IPOB members during rallies and demonstrations in Aba, Onitsha, Owerri, Igweocha (PH), Calaba, Uyo, Asaba, Enugu, Bayelsa and other numerous cities to mention a few.
The statement reads, “The Nigeria defence headquarters should have asked for the video coverage from the media companies both international and local media outfits in the world after watching the videos from all corners of Biafra if they still doubting the killings then you understand that they are not a well organised institutions and any body still doubting or asking questions about this crime committed by Nigerian army against defenceless peaceful civilians, then that person needs to be under medical care for madness.
“The world now have the video evidence of the cold blooded brutal massacre of defenceless Biafra civilians.
“We want similar in controvertible proof to substantiate the cut and paste purpoted refuttal by the Nigeria army spokesman.
“We IPOB suggest the defence head quarters of the Nigerian army and presidency to watch the video again before coming out to make a mockery of themselves and the entire Nigeria