As three still missing

The alleged attack and killing of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Emene area in the Coal city of Enugu in Enugu state by the officials of the Directorate of State Services DSS have reechoed following the missing of three members of the IPOB, a few months after the bloody clash.

It should be recalled that sometime in August, 2020, the story had gone viral concerning the alleged clash between the IPOB members and DSS officials.

Report has it that the operatives of the DSS had allegedly barged into the gathering of unarmed IPOB members where they were holding their meeting and began to shoot them, killing a number of them.

Report went further saying that in retaliation, two DSS officials allegedly lost their lives which led to the full blast hunting for the suspected killers by the Police.

Some arrests were reported to be made by the Police while some members of the IPOB suspected to attend the meeting as at press time were still missing and their names, according to sources, were given as Chidi Solomon Ihodi, aged 24 from Nnewi, Anambra state; Iheonu Lucky Chinemerem, aged 27 from Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo state and Mbazu Jude Oko, aged 31 from Afikpo, Ebonyi state.

Sources in Enugu Coal city revealed that on some occasions, the security operatives had invaded the homes of the missing IPOB members in their respective Local Government Areas which has generated tension as many of the IPOB members who were arrested are still in detention in Abuja, the Federal Capital City, FCT.
As at the press time, the whereabouts of the missing members were not yet known amounting to uncertainty in their Areas of domicile.

In a related development, a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Ezenwa Onyewuchi has called on the Security Agencies to respect the sanctity of lives and fundamental rights of citizens when he addressed journalists in Abuja last week over the killings of youths at Emene, Enugu state.

The senator had condemned the situation where defenceless South- East youths in their prime are mowed down by security agents while asking the youths to be law abiding.

The IPOB meeting at Emene was said to be well attended by the IPOB members from the different states in the South- East and South- South geo political zones before the fracas ensued.

It has been reported that both the DSS and Police are still in dire search for the IPOB members suspected to be the perpetrators of the murder of the two DSS operatives.

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