IPOB recently bailed out 26 Biafran Youths who were among those arrested from Obigbo, during the EndSars protest last year October
These 26 Biafran Youths were granted bail since March 29th, 2021, and all their bail conditions were fulfilled by Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) legal team. Unfortunately, the legal team couldn’t release them at the time bail was granted because the judiciary went on strike and the 26 Biafran youths were forced to remain in the detention until June 24th, 2021.
Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) has been working tirelessly to protect Biafrans from illegal arrest, abduction, killings and injustice by the Nigerian Army and Police.
IPOB has bailed out over 400 Biafrans who were illegally abducted by the Nigerian forces from Obigbo and transferred to the Northern detention jail. About 110 Biafrans still remaining in detention at the Alfa Commando Military Base in Suleja, Abuja.
“We’ve been informed that 3 have died in detention making it a total of 107 remaining. We’re working and doing our best to get them release soonest. – IPOB
Where is Obigbo and what it means?
Obigbo means “heart land of Igbo”, So Obigbo is Igbo heartland. It is a town 30 kilometers from what is now known as the port city of Port Harcourt of Rivers State.
What happened in Obigbo?
During Lekki Shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters, The Governor of Rivers State, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike called in the Nigerian Military to kill anybody they saw as being members of Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB). The military order given by governor Wike turned into a massacre of over 100 Igbo people at Obigbo. For more unfiltered images, Follow the hashtag #ObigboMassacre.
In Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra and Imo state, over 200 Biafrans were also illegally abducted and transferred to Makurdi prison, Benue state. IPOB have managed to secure the release of 31 from the 200, 29 males and 2 females.