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IPOB reacts to killing of Okada man by soldier in Abia

The indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, condemned the murder of a commercial motorcyclist, the Okada man, in the state of Abia on Wednesday afternoon.

The murdered motorcyclist, Chimaobi Nwogu, who comes from the Obingwa area of ​​the state of Abia, where the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, was also shot dead after he refused to offer an N100 bribe to a military officer in a checkpoint.

IPOB, in a press release signed by its media and advertising secretary, Emma Powerful, described the murder of Nwogu as a continuation of an unprovoked attack and an unnecessary killing of Biafrans by the Nigerian army dominated by Fulani in Biafraland.

He said the murder has been taken to another level recently and was unacceptable to people.

Part of the publication said: “This murder has taken another frightening dimension since the emphatic rejection of the Fulani Ruga settlements and the National Life Programs (BNS) by Biafrans.

“Nigerian soldiers, in their usual carefree manner, have killed another person, this time a Mr. Chimaobi Nwogu, a commercial motorcycle operator, for his refusal to give them a bribe of N100 (One Hundred Naira) at a checkpoint in Obingwa, state of Abia.

“We want to reiterate that this unnecessary murder is too much and should have consequences. It must be reciprocated at the appropriate time.

“It is very pathetic for the Nigerian army to abandon its constitutional role in defending Nigeria’s borders from external aggression to descend to the low criminality of extorting Cien Naira from motorists at countless checkpoints in Biafraland.”

The group lamented that it was not the first time that fully armed Nigerian soldiers would chase and torment innocent motorcyclists and bus drivers, including private road users engaged in their ordinary affairs, just for the good of N100.

He said: “The saddest part is that this racket of illegal extortion at checkpoints in Biafraland does not exist in the north where these soldiers come from.”

IPOB warned the Nigerian government to repair the situation as such would no longer be tolerated by the people of the southeast zone.