I Was Abducted, Extorted By Men In IPOB Uniforms Who Said They Came From Abuja To Cause Trouble In South-East— Nigerian

A younger Igbo man has narrated his encounter with males dressed as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The man, recognized as Ibekwe Livinus Chiemerie, aka Derico, stated he had travelled to the South-East just lately for enterprise and had keep again because of the insecurity within the area.

I Was Abducted, Extorted By Men In IPOB Uniforms Who Said They Came From Abuja To Cause Trouble In South-East— Nigerian 2

He stated he had opted to journey again to his home in Lagos on a Sunday because of the much less visitors congestion on the highway however bumped into individuals who might have terminated his life. 

According to Chiemerie, some males in black shirts, black trousers and pink berets stormed the city he was driving by means of, and took him and another younger males hostage. 

He stated they requested in the event that they had been members of IPOB.

But he denied having any affiliation with the group, stating that he had solely come to Owerri, Imo State for a enterprise deal. 

Despite that, he stated he was thrown into one of many Hilux automobiles pushed by the lads, together with some younger males. 

He, nonetheless, stated his promise to the lads to present them N1, 000, 000 made them to place him into one other automobile whereas the remainder had been pushed into the forest to be killed.

The younger man stated he finally purchased his life with N510, 000 that was in his checking account after which one of many abductors, who’s from the South-West, confessed that they weren’t IPOB members however had been despatched from Abuja to disguise as IPOB members. 

He stated the abductors had been primarily from the South-West, the North and the South-South.

He stated, ”Good night my brothers.

This is ibekwe Livinus Chiemerie, aka Derico.

”You know after I posted one thing, I didn’t say one other factor since then, I used to be in shock. These killings taking place daily, they occur actually. When they arrive to an space, they take all of the youths there and drive off, you gained’t see them once more. 

”I keep in Lagos however I got here for a enterprise in Owerri, Imo state however because of the taking pictures, I couldn’t return. 

“I felt that on Sunday, the highway could be free so I got here out from the resort round 6: 30 am so I might get house on time.

“When we reached a sure junction known as Obinze, I used to be driving, instantly, some males jumped out of two Hilux automobiles, sporting black shirts, black trousers and pink berets. I simply observed that folks began operating. I alighted from the automobile and joined those that had been operating.

“I entered a compound with another individuals however those that had been chasing us pursued us into the compound and requested that the proprietor of the compound ought to present us. The man stated nobody entered there however they insisted.

“They began asking; wey the individuals who enter this home now, wey them, wey these wey run enter this compound. The homeowners of the home didn’t need to implicate us. But I noticed what was about to occur. 

”The previous man, who’s the proprietor of the home has plenty of sons and all of them had been at house on the time. The spouse got here out and was asking him what the issue was. 

”One of these males began attacking one of many sons of the girl. The previous man rushed out and was telling them to attend, making an attempt to cease them from hurting the son. 

”They confronted the previous man, began beating him mercilessly. I might see how they had been beating the previous man and rushed out from inside the home and instructed them to not beat the previous man that I used to be the one which ran inside the home. They stated I wasn’t the one one, that each one of us ought to come out. 

”So they began choosing; the lads had been extra. They had been now dragging out the sons of the person, however they lastly allow them to go and took all of us that ran inside the home. They took me exterior and requested if I used to be the proprietor of the automobile parked exterior. I stated sure. They requested me why I used to be operating, I stated that we noticed that they wore black and black and since there had been so many killings in Owerri, when everyone began operating, I joined them. 

“They requested me the place I used to be going, I instructed them I simply got here for a enterprise deal in Imo state, so that they took me to the automobile and checked my automobile and stated I used to be an ESN member as a result of I used to be sporting black. I stated I used to be not. They requested me if I used to be IPOB, I stated no. 

“I requested them to examine the sales space of my automobile, what I had there have been rice, garri and oil that I used to be taking to Lagos. One of them instructed them to hold me. They left my automobile and carried me into their automobile, took my keys and my telephones. They carried all of us into the Hilux automobile. As we had been going, I regarded contained in the automobile, I noticed a knife, gun. So I remembered what occurred the day past after they killed some individuals.

“They dumped me within the Hilux alongside the opposite individuals and drove for hours. As they had been going, I stored shouting that I used to be not a member of ESN or IPOB as they thought, and that I used to be only a customer. 

“Out of concern, I promised to present them N1 million however they did not utter any phrase. At a degree, one in all them whispered to the driving force and the driving force slowed down and pulled over. Another man pushed me out and put me within the different Hilux automobile. It was at that time I noticed that one other individual was driving my automobile. 

”They instructed me so I no wan die with these individuals, abi, I dey concern dying (You do not need to die with these individuals, proper? You are afraid of dying). I instructed them my time had not come and that I didn’t need to die. If na cash you go take, make I am going the place I dey go (If you’ll gather cash, then permit me to go). 

“As I entered that different Hilux automobile and talked about that I reside in Lagos, a Yoruba man amongst them approached me and requested me what I used to be doing at that spot. I instructed him I used to be a footballer and a businessman. 

“He additionally requested if I used to be married and I instructed him sure, with 5 kids, and that I used to be solely in Imo State for a venture. So the person requested me in regards to the N1 million I discussed and I instructed him I solely talked about that quantity out of concern. The cash in my account was less than that. He then requested me how a lot I had and I instructed him the sum of money I actually had. 

”I really allowed the person to see my account steadiness on my telephone as a result of the person was already with my telephone. The man checked my telephone and noticed N510, 000. Then from there, they stopped once more and at this level, they had been taking us to a thick forest we didn’t know. 

“They stopped once more and took me to my automobile. I sat in the back of my automobile with one other individual, whereas one other individual was driving. At that second, I observed they had been searching for a close-by POS stand (place with Point of Sale machine) the place they may withdraw the cash. 

“Immediately they sighted one, they entered there and at that place, an enormous quantity will be withdrawn. They withdrew N400, 000 as soon as from my account and one other N50, 000 then I requested them to depart the remaining one so I can spend that after I get again to Lagos. 

“When they heard that, they stated if I needed to die with the others, I ought to point out such once more. I stored mute. After that, they withdrew every little thing from my account. But by that point, some individuals within the forest had been already calling these males, asking them the place that they had reached. 

”They took me in my automobile and got here out at Okija junction. From there, I instructed them I do know the world and will go from there to Lagos. They instructed me that they had been taking me that far in order that others wouldn’t gather cash from me or in order that I’d not meet these their individuals once more. The Yoruba man instructed me that they had been despatched from Abuja to do that and so they had been all in IPOB uniforms. 

“They stated they knew that Sunday could be a free day trigger individuals could be out and that from the next day, the South-East could be sizzling. They stated they’d be out and would kill plenty of youths. He warned me to not come to the South-East for now.

”They even requested to take me farther so these individuals wouldn’t see me however I refused, I instructed them I might discover my approach from there and that these individuals they had been hiding me from would possibly even see me and suppose I used to be one in all them. So they dropped me off. From there I went straight to Lagos. 

“One would know that there was no Igbo man amongst them, they’re from Edo, South-West and the North. None of them understood Igbo. The man instructed me they despatched them from Abuja to look in IPOB uniform. I’m saying this so that folks will thank God for what he has achieved for me.

”That’s why I despatched that message so you’ll assist me thank God. I used to be protected trigger I had cash. All these different individuals, I can’t say what’s going to occur to them. But thank God I’m protected.”

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