Nigerian Army and police operatives within the early hours of Sunday stormed a church on Owerri Road, Enugu State, marching away over 50 members over their suspected membership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
SaharaReporters obtained a video of the incident which confirmed the operatives in commando model, molesting the members as they raised their two fingers and have been searched.
The church service got here to an abrupt finish.
“The Nigeria police and army have simply stormed a church in Owerri Road, Enugu State, molesting over 50 males, each young and old whereas matching them to an unknown vacation spot.
“We are bringing this to the attention of the world. The lives of these men should not be wasted for no crime committed. They were only at a place of worship today being Sunday the 30th of May 2021 and no arms were found with them,” a supply mentioned.
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) May 30, 2021
SaharaReporters had on Wednesday reported how military and police operatives had been raiding communities within the South-East area, together with the Orlu, Njaba, Oru East and Orsu Local Government Areas of Imo State; Ihiala and Nnewi South native authorities areas of Anambra State.
Others are Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State and communities of Ebonyi State.
A coalition of civil societies additionally talked about Iriebe and Obigbo communities in addition to Port Harcourt and Borokiri in Rivers State and communities in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.
They had mentioned, “Among the Eastern communities bodily and psychologically focused and attacked since January 2021 by troopers of the Nigerian Army, Air Force and the Nigeria Police Force are communities of Ubokoro-Atta, Okporo, Uda Orsuihiteukwa and Okwudor and others situated in Orlu, Njaba, Oru East and Orsu LGAs in Imo and Orsumoghu, Lilu, Ukpor, Unubi, and so on in Ihiala and Nnewi South LGAs of Anambra State.
“Others raided and attacked in April 2021 embrace Ohaji, Osu, Agwa and Izombe, and so on in Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo and between April and this month of May 2021, Onicha-Igboeze neighborhood and neighboring others in Ebonyi State and Etche, Iriebe and Obigbo communities in addition to Port Harcourt and Borokiri in Rivers State and a number of other others in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states have come underneath heavy army and police assaults together with killings and late evening abduction of dozens of defenseless residents.
“Few days ago, there were reports of resumption of military air bombardments and ground troops’ killings and abductions in the Communities of Amuzi and Odenkwume and other neighboring communities in Ihite/Uboma LGA as well as Arondizogu and neighboring others in Ideato North LGA, all in Imo.”