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IPOB: Tragedy hits Afaraukwu as family search for their missing son

• It would be recalled that a federal high court in Abuja on 18th of September 2017 declared IPOB a terrorist organization and since then has been haunting some of the group’s devout members.

The family of Mr. Chibueze Nwokoye has cried out for the whereabout of their son after the Nigerian military raided Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku in Abia state, the home town of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu on the 14th of September 2017.

The Nigerian military invaded home of the IPOB leader during its Operation Python Dance exercise launched in some part of the south east which resulted to the loss of many lives, destruction of properties, and about 74 people being arrested by the military.

It would be recalled also that a federal high court in Abuja on 18th of September 2017 declared IPOB as a terrorist organization and since then, some staunch members of the group like (Henry Ogar Ogoyi (Cross River State), Kelechi Meshach Metu (Imo state), Chibueze Nwokoye (Anambra state), Onyeka Ujam (Enugu state), Chinedu Uwandu (Imo state), Celestine Aga (Enugu state), Prince Darlington (Imo state), Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Agbayisi (Anambra state), and many others has been labelled associates of the organization and are secretly haunted by authorities, and some families have worried about the disappearance of their children, unknowing to them if their bodies are being seized by the military.

According to a reliable source, the Nigerian government has utilized violent and excessive military and police force in order to silence pro-biafran movements. This military and police violence has been ongoing since 2014, first targeting MASSOB and IPOB after its formation in 2008, MASSOB claimed 2,020 of their members had been killed by the state.

Amnesty international released a report detailing that countless IPOB protesters were killed between the 29th through 30th May 2016 during a governmental operation wanting to prevent IPOB members marching from Nkpor motor park to a rally which the Army claimed they were acting in self defense.

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