Enugu, Biafra Land — Twenty people were killed when Nigerian occupational security forces cracked down on a demonstration supporting the inauguration of U.S. President- Donald Trump, citizens of Biafra said Friday, though the occupational forces as always denied there were any deaths.
The demonstration was organised in southern province of Biafra Igwe ocha Rivers state by the Indigenous People of Biafra, The government of Biafra in Exile want Trump to support the restoration of Biafra sovereignty.
Ugochukwu Chinweuba, a Biafran citizen from Igwe ocha, said police and soldiers used live rounds and that “scores” were wounded in addition to the dead.
Mr Omoni, a spokesman for the colonial occupation forces in Rivers state, said the claim was false and that police only used tear gas.
“To the best of my knowledge, there was no casualty as the police merely employed minimal action, which involved the use of tear gas to disperse protesters,” he said.
Biafra Government in Exile has accused Nigeria government and forces of genocide, reacting to the news, secretary to the government said “it’s unacceptable for Nigeria occupational government to continue their systematic murder of our people for simply supporting world democratic leader, Nigeria police atrocity would not be tolerated any further.
Also reacting to the murder, the Chairman of united progressive party Mr Chekwas okorie and his party said “It is public knowledge that the organizers of the peaceful rally wrote the Police authorities to notify them about their legitimate intentions and to obtain their permission.”
It has become rampant for Nigeria’s security agencies to shoot at sight, young men and women of Igbo ethnic nationality anytime and anywhere they assemble for a peaceful rally or demonstration or even to pray to the Almighty God.
A situation where an internationally notorious terrorist organization called Boko Haram will unleash unprecedented mayhem on a section of Nigeria resulting in loss of several thousands of lives, unquantifiable damage to property and other assets as well as displacement of millions of Nigerian citizens will be extended hand of fellowship and promised protection and comfort if they surrendered, while innocent unarmed and non-violent Igbo persons will be massacred in cold blood and others hounded to prison, sometimes without trial, in other circumstances with trumped up charges, is unacceptable in any civilized society where equity, justice and fair play ought to be cardinal principles of government as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.
Live video stream showed the occupational forces once again violating the rights of indigenous people of Biafra, three and half million people died in the 1967-70 Nigeria war of aggression against Biafra.
In November, Amnesty International accused Nigeria’s military of killing over 150 pro-Biafra protesters. The London-based human rights organisation said an analysis of 87 videos, 122 photographs and testimony from 146 witnesses showed “the military fired live ammunition with little or no warning” into crowds protesting in several cities between August 2015 and August 2016.