SAD: 80% Of Citizens Killed By Security Forces Are Innocent, Defenseless – Intersociety
The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) has reported that eight of every ten killed and nine of every ten arrested in the eastern part of Nigeria were innocent and defenseless.
Intersociety insisted that most of the military and Police intelligence and operational conducts emanate from hearsay, spinning, mangling, and concoctions and fueled by ethnic profiling, class criminalization, and stigmatization, adding that such biased and pollutant intelligence could also be best described as IPOB/ESN Toxins.
Intersociety, in its special report in Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria on Monday, November 14, 2022, signed by its principal officers; Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chinwe Umeche Esquire, Obianuju Joy Igboeli Esquire and Chidinma Udegbunam Esquire, described 98 percent of the public statements by the security forces as “vexatious, provocative and questionable.”
The report reads: “The public statements by the deployed security and defense forces in the East are so fed with lies and concoctions that 98 percent of them are vexatious, provocative, and questionable. Such concocted public statements also include statements on state actor intelligence and operational conducts. Most of the military and police intelligence and operational conducts emanate from hearsay, spinning, mangling, and concoctions fueled by ethnic profiling, class criminalization, and stigmatization.
“Such biased and pollutant intelligence can also be best described as IPOB/ESN Toxins. By statistics, therefore, it is the finding of Intersociety that out of every ten crimes reported and linked to ESN/IPOB terrorism in the East, eight are most likely not correct or linked to what actually transpired; with the truth being that they were perpetrated by members of street criminal gangs or invading Fulani jihadists or state actor secretly funded armed counterfeiters; that out of every 10 persons arrested and taken into custody by Police (.i.e. IRT, STS, CTU, anti-cult/robbery squads, etc) in connection with Biafra matters, nine are most likely to be evidentially not involved and eight unlikely to come back alive; that out of every 10 persons abducted by soldiers over Biafra matters, eight are most likely not to be evidentially involved and nine unlikely to come back alive; that out of every 10 persons openly killed by Police or soldiers and labeled ESN/IPOB members, eight, if not nine, are most likely to be defenseless and unarmed; that out of every 10 persons arrested by DSS over Biafra matters, eight are most likely not involved and nine likely to be tortured, starved and held for several months or years without trial and knowledge of their families; that out of every 10 IPOB activists arrested, eight are not likely to return alive; that out of every 10 dwelling houses burned down or razed by soldiers/Ebubeagu militias/Police crack squads, etc, eight have nothing to do with Biafra/IPOB matters and the remaining two are prohibited by law from being burned or razed; that out of every 10 Christian religious sanctuaries (.i.e. sacred places of worship for Sabbath churches and related others) burned down or destroyed by soldiers and Police crack squads, same 10 are prohibited from being burned or razed under the law; and that out of every 10 traditional religious sanctuaries or deities targeted and destroyed over Biafra matters, same 10 are victims of horrendous crimes against property and a fundamental breach of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and its 1977 Protocols.
Intersociety also accused “Nigerian Army, Ebubeagu militia, armed counterfeiters and Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen as part of Military terror in the Eastern part of the country, adding that these “appear to have a symbiotic relationship or a common goal of unleashing terror and brigandage on Easterners – with governments of Imo and Ebonyi States as their major promoters.”
“It is no longer hidden that nefarious activities of the Nigerian Army-allied Ebubeagu militia and various secret Government funded armed groups counterfeiting mainstream non-state actor anti-jihadist armed groups have been identified as part of the Nigerian Military siege and terror in the East, especially after April 2021 formation of the killer militia.
“Sequentially speaking, Ebubeagu Militia is Nigerian Army-allied while the armed counterfeiters killing, maiming, and abducting defenseless Easterners are Ebubeagu-allied; having been secretly formed and funded through the instrumentality and cover of Ebubeagu militia. As a matter of strong suspicion, Nigerian Army, Ebubeagu Militia, armed counterfeiters, and Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen appear to have a symbiotic relationship or a common goal of unleashing terror and brigandage on Easterners-with Governments of Imo and Ebonyi States as their major promoters.
“In the impeccable words of Prof Obasi Igwe, a renowned Professor of Political Science at University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), ‘from the word go, the Ebubeagu was a nonstarter designed to fail, and so it has done. There are allegations and issues of missing engineers (in Ebonyi State), government-sponsored ‘IPOBs’ (ESN counterfeiters)… the mysterious killing of Ahmed Gulak and other souls from near and abroad, unhindered AK-47-bearing Fulani herdsmen involved in kidnappings, murders, rapes and seizures on the highways, the existence of some Ebubeagu outfits with imported Miyetti Allah or non-Igbo personnel; in short, the general orchestration of insecurity in the East, with most of the fingers pointing at the Federal Government in collaboration with some governors against their peoples’,” the report said.