Biafra Group Raises Alarm Over Fresh Killings

There has been a resurgence of pro-Biafran agitation in Southeast Nigeria.

There has been a resurgence of pro-Biafran agitation in Southeast Nigeria.

The Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) has accused the Ikom division of the Nigerian Police, Cross River state of killing three BIM members.

The group in a statement in Onitsha by its director of information, Mazi Chris Mocha,  said the whereabouts of Chief Samuel Okah and two others members is unknown since they honored a police invitation on Monday, June 13.

Accordion to Vanguard, the group said Okah, and the two others had on Monday gone to honour the police invitation in the morning of the fateful day, but had not returned till evening before two of their members went to Ikom Police Station to make enquiry over their whereabouts.

“When the duo arrived there for the enquiry, the DPO ordered that they also be detained over separatist agitations in the zone, and since then, the whereabouts of the BIM members are still unknown.

“They were said to have been transferred from Ikom to State Headquarters Calabar, Cross River State capital where they were detained and kept incommunicado from their relations and friends, informing our belief that they have been killed,” the group said.

Those arrested according to the statement by BIM include, Chief Rex Ekperebi, regional admin from Ikom council area and Pastor Shedrach Chinwendu, zonal director for finance.

The BIM has challenged the police to release its members if they had not been killed them.



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