Intersociety condemns Emene killings, says over 500 Easterners have been killed in a similar operation
The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Intersociety, has condemned the killing of members of Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB by a team of combined Nigerian security operatives at Emene, in Enugu State, says it is shameless and condemnable.
The group faulted the unnecessary killings of Easterners by security operatives, adding that at least 500 defenseless Easterners have been killed while 550 others injured from 2015 to date.
In a statement signed by the board chairman, Emeka Umeagbalasi, the group noted that it was the 15th time such operation would be visited on innocent citizens in the East.
“What happened in Emene, Enugu, on Sunday was an unprovoked massacre against defenseless citizens of Igbo extraction. This is clearly the 15th of the Nigerian security forces well-coordinated massacres targeted at unarmed and defenseless Judeo-Christian citizens of old Eastern Nigeria extraction.
“Such massacres which started on 30th August 2015 had taken place in Onitsha, Enugu, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt and Asaba on 30th August 2015; Onitsha again on 2nd and 17th December 2015; Aba on 29th January and 9th February 2016.”
“Other places such attacks had happened include, Onitsha, Nkpor and Asaba on 29th and 30th May 2016; Port Harcourt on 20th January 2017; Aba, Isiala Ngwa, Ogwe and Umuahia on 11th to 14th September 2017.
“Oraifite-Anambra on 2nd December 2019 (State terrorism) and Emene-Enugu on Sunday, 23rd August 2020; bringing the total number of such massacres to at least 15, involving the killing of now over 500 defenseless Judeo-Christian citizens of old Eastern Nigeria extraction and injuring of over 550 others.”
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News