Peeved by the recent killing of some people believed to be members of agitating Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, whose corpses were dumped in some burrow pits in parts of Aba, Abia state, allegedly by security operatives, a civil rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, has written to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to rescue the corpses and preserve them for proper autopsy that would aid investigation.
The group also charged the governor to ensure “that justice be done to the victims, their families and the people of Abia State and Nigerians as a whole.”
The group in the letter, signed by its chairman, Comrade Emeka Umeagbalasi, urged Governor Ikpeazu to urgently intervene and safely secure the corpses to aid investigation.
“Sadly, the corpses have remained abandoned and un-evacuated by the government of Abia State till date. The corpses were covered with leaves and soaked with chemical substances strongly suspected to be a mixture of raw acid and embalming chemicals; for the purposes of disfigurement, erasing traces and making the corpses odourless.
“As at our last checks on Sunday, February 28, 2016, and Wednesday March 2, 2016, the 13 corpses were still there. There is also discovery of another three corpses of murdered citizens, strongly suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Abia State.
“The purpose of this letter of ours is to formally bring to your attention the carnage stated above and to demand that justice be done to the victims, their families and the people of Abia State and Nigerians as a whole,” part of the letter said.