By Nwabueze Okonkwo
ONITSHA —A human rights group, Campaign for Democracy, CD, yesterday, condemned what it termed as indiscriminate shootings and killings of members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by those it identified as Nigerian security forces.
CD specifically mentioned the recent invasion of IPOB meeting venue in Asaba, Delta State by soldiers, opening fire on them, killing some, injuring some and arresting others, for no just cause.
In a statement in Onitsha, Anambra State, CD’s National Publicity Secretary, Dede Uzor Uzor, recalled that no single person was shot or killed during the recent nationwide protest in Abuja, Lagos, Benin and other parts of the country, against the Federal Government over the present economic recession in the country.
According to CD, “what have the unarmed IPOB members done to warrant opening fire on them at any time they are in a meeting, conducting a prayer procession or carrying out a peaceful demonstration?”
CD urged the Federal Government to set up a special investigation team to fish out the killers of IPOB members, as reported by Amnesty International, AI, and bring them to book.