Mass Killing Of Igbo Youths: Nigerian Army Refutes Campaign For Democracy Allegation

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January 9, 2017 – Mass Killing Of Igbo Youths: Nigerian Army Refutes Campaign For Democracy Allegation

The Nigerian Army has refuted allegation of ‘mass killing of Igbo youths’ by the Campaign for Democracy (CD), an online publication recently.

Col. Sagir Musa, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, in a statement in Awka yesterday described it as “an “unjustified, invidious and over flogged accusation.’’

He said the CD claimed that “no fewer than 2000 Igbo youths had been killed by the Nigerian Army under the guise of Rules of Engagement.’’

He said that other publication allegations including “Military Killed 150 Pro-Biafra Protesters’’ had also been severally thoroughly refuted in many media platforms by the Nigerian Army. “It is the same position that this rejoinder has soundly adopted.

“For emphasis and clarity, the Nigerian Army as an accountable, morally and professionally sound organisation had variously through its Human Rights Desk at the Army Headquarters, painstakingly investigated allegations of rights violations.

“The results indicated specifically that this claim is false, malicious and should therefore be ignored for the sake of Nigeria.

“Instructively, the Nigerian Army under its constitutional authorization to aid Civil Authority and Military Aid to Civil Power must continue to act in the best interest of the nation (in collaboration with other security agencies).”

5 thoughts on “Mass Killing Of Igbo Youths: Nigerian Army Refutes Campaign For Democracy Allegation

  1. What of the order “shoot at sight”and the causalities at Onitsha. Those that happened at Aba and elsewhere? Anyway your defence is expected. Even in the court the accused will always plead not guilty.

  2. ANYONE WHO IS BEING ACCUSED HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES. ON THE 30TH DAY OF JUNE 2016, I PREPARED TO TRAVEL TO BENUE STATE. GETTING TO ONITSHA, THERE WERE GUNSHOTS. SO I HAD TO SUSPEND MY JOURNEY TILL THE FOLLOWING DAY. THEN THE NEXT DAY, I BOARDED A BIKE TO TAKE ME TO THE MOTOR PARK. I ASKED THE OKADA MAN WHAT HAPPENED THE PREVIOUS DAY. HE SAID NIGERIAN SOLDIERS ATTACKED THEM IN A CHURCH PREMISES LOCATED AT NKPOR (NEIGHBOURING TOWN TO ONITSHA). HE ADDED THAT THEY WERE PRAYING TO GOD TO GUIDE AND GUARD THEM AS THEY EMBARKED ON A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION. FEW MINUTES INTO THE PRAYERS, NIGERIAN ARMY WELL EQUIPPED, TROOPED IN LIKE A FLOOD AND BEGAN TO SHOOT THEM WITH LIVE AMMUNITIONS. HE SAID MANY DIED ON THE SPOT, SOME HEAVILY INJURED, WHILE FEW ESCAPED. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SHOOTINGS, THE TROOPS GATHERED THE BODIES (BOTH DEAD AND INJURED) IN HILUX AND BLACK MARIA VEHICLES THEY CAME IN AND DROVE AWAY. THE OKADA MAN SAID HE MANAGED TO ESCAPE. THIS IS THE STORY OF AN EYE WITNESS.

  3. I wouldn’t doubt the alligation made by (campaign for democracy) or CD that more than 2000 IPOB were massacred by the Nigerian army. Why would the Army deny such alligation? The photos of how this harmless and defenseless civilians were gruesomely killed by our Nigerian Army last year january precisely in Onitsha is still here on my phone. And how this guys were massacred in Abia area and the photo of how their lifeless bodies were dump in [BORROW PIT] in abia state and chemicalized so that they won’t be recognized by their families is still very much fresh in the hearts of the south easterners.

    The question is,who will you blame for the extrajudicial killings and massacred of igbo youths in the eastern part of the country? Would you blame the army? or would you rather blame the commander in chief of the armed forces of Nigeria ,President Mohammadu Buahri for the unjust killings of biafran agitators? The army acted based on the command they were given by their commander in chief, President Muhammadu Buhari. Unfortunately, attacking the biafrans agitators in this manner will only provide this group with leeway to actualize their dream of becoming the newest nation in the world. Why? because the ongoing oppression,repression and crushing of this peaceful agitators may latter attract the attention of the major powers in the world with full backing of this group haven seen their plights under President Muhammadu Buhari’s tyrant rule. The crime against humanity committed by Buhari and his Army against the Igbo youths in their homeland should be directed to the (International Criminal Court) ICC for possible prosecution and sanctions of those involved. While separation of Nigeria is not advisable,yet it shouldn’t take out the fact that Self determination to independent is a right of all and shouldn’t be trampled upon by any government. If biafra want an independent through a peaceful referendum,then why not give it to them? A peaceful transition to independent of any new nation is all what Nigerians cared about and not a violent type.

  4. One thing is sure, Biafra is as sure as the “Rising Sun“ that is the logo on their flag. Only time shall tell. It will just happen like a surprise and all those innocent people that paid the ultimate sacrifice of death right from our forefathers till date will not be in vain.
    If anybody thinks I‘m lying, such should go ask Donald Trump.

    I take a stroll…

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