50 defenseless civilians killed in seven days by Nigeria safety forces Safety Forces And Nigerian Govt Forcing Southeast Igbo Populatio…
50 defenseless civilians killed in seven days by Nigeria safety forces
Safety Forces And Nigerian Govt Forcing Southeast Igbo Inhabitants Into Suicide-Terrorism
…50 defenseless civilians killed in seven days by safety forces in “medicine-after-death assaults in Imo, Anambra, ors
…killing of unarmed ‘IPOB’ members a transparent case of sophistication criminalization and premeditated mass homicide
…senior safety officers of 2015-2023 eras risking int’l isolation and blacklisting for grisly rights abuses in Nigeria
Onitsha, Japanese Nigeria
Friday, twentieth Could 2022
The Nigerian safety forces and the current central Authorities of Nigeria are dangerously pushing the sedentary and pastoral Igbo inhabitants of Nigeria particularly these in Southeast and South-South areas into suicide terrorism and different types of superior terrorist acts. It’s a settled floor in trendy battle concept that “armed resistance particularly that involving guerrilla or terrorism (uneven warfare) is best not began or triggered to be began as a result of as soon as began whilst a ragtag, it goes full blown with periodic backwards and forwards modifications characterised by intractability and irreversibility”. This explains why the governing authority in each restricted civil authorities is expertly suggested to maximally shun insurance policies geared in the direction of class hatred, segregation and exclusion in addition to ethnic and non secular profiling, structural, bodily and cultural violence.
Intersociety had way back in 2016 warned the current central Authorities of Nigeria to discontinue and finish its hate and discriminatory insurance policies towards the Trado-Judeo-Christian Individuals of Japanese Nigeria particularly members of Igbo Ethnic Nationality. Disappointingly and incorrigibly, the current Authorities of Nigeria and its safety forces had not solely ignored the seminal warning but additionally triggered the beginning of uneven armed opposition teams within the Area again in Dec 2020 and as if that was not sufficient, the identical Nigerian Authorities and its safety forces are dangerously pushing the preventing events and their embryos into suicide-terrorism and different types of superior terrorist acts.
That is to the extent that other than killing not lower than 200 of the 400 defenseless civilians between Jan and April 2022 and burning down or destruction of 400 homes and different properties valued at between N16b and N20b in Southeast, the safety forces significantly troopers and police have additionally prior to now seven days (Twelfth-Nineteenth Could 2022) killed not lower than 50 members of the defenseless civilian Igbo inhabitants; labeling them “IPOB/ESN members”. The Nigerian safety forces onslaught on Southeast lives and properties is atrociously and selectively perpetrated towards members of the defenseless civilian inhabitants whereas turning blind eyes on actual felony entities terrorizing the harmless and defenseless civilian inhabitants of the Area. Among the many actual felony and atrocious entities holding the Area and its residents and properties hostage are Fulani jihadists who’ve now laid everlasting siege on Isikwuato, Uturu, Okigwe and Okigwe-Arondizogu and Okigwe-Umunze axis, and so forth. That is to the extent that college students, lecturers and vacationers within the space are dealing with kidnapping and different terrorist actions nearly on each day foundation with Nigerian safety forces trying the opposite manner and focusing solely on terrorizing harmless members of the general public who they recklessly and indiscriminately label “ESN/IPOB members”.
The safety forces have additionally turned blind eyes on road felony entities together with armed robbers, kidnappers, cultists, rapists, ritualists, automobile snatchers, premeditated murderers and extractive mineral felony gangs in addition to present secure corridors for suspected state raised fifth columnist counterfeiters. The Nigerian Authorities and its safety forces additionally gave the impression to be tacitly comfy and supportive of the coordinated assaults on lives and properties of pastoral residents of Igbo Ethnic Nationality particularly the final week and this week’s violent assaults on Igbo settlements in Abuja (Dei Dei Timber Market), Sokoto and Kano States. We had anticipated the Nigerian Authorities and its safety forces to behave or reply in the identical method they speedily reply and unleash state coercive devices on civilians within the Southeast. That is to the extent that until date, the Muslim fanatics that launched unprovoked violence towards Igbo settlements and their properties within the aforementioned areas are nonetheless on the prowl with impunity and recklessness. Troopers of the Nigerian Military or “Tactical or Crack Squads” of the NPF have been additionally nowhere to be discovered in the course of the mayhems. At this time, affected Igbo merchants and religionists are counting their losses in billions with a number of of them rendered pauper for all times.
25 Defenseless Residents Killed And Falsely Labeled In Imo, 15 In Anambra And 10 In Others
Within the defenseless civilian killing spree that cuts throughout Imo, Anambra and others in seven days or Could 12 to 19 2022, a minimum of 25 individuals have been killed by troopers and police in Imo State and 15 in Anambra State whereas not lower than 10 others obtained killed and falsely labeled in Abia, Enugu and Ebonyi States. Their killings adopted “medicine-after-death” assaults on civilian enclaves or quarters by safety forces particularly troopers and police. “MEDICINE-AFTER-DEATH” assaults or killings by safety forces are assaults or killings related to hateful, deliberate, crude and arbitrary use of power by safety forces on members of defenseless civilian inhabitants belonging to criminally categorised ethnic group for objective of showcasing false gallantry and sophistication criminalization and stigmatization. They’re perpetrated by safety forces hours or a number of hours after the opposition preventing events have violently operated and left the scenes. Safety forces often storm the scenes and open fireplace, capturing terminally at shut vary focusing on civilian inhabitants or passersby with intent to kill or wound and arrest and publicly parade them as “unknown gunmen or ESN/IPOB members”. After being killed or maimed, they’re publicly paraded with maliciously assembled incriminating gadgets (similar to un-prohibited firearms, cartridges and insignias or charms, and so forth) and textual wording or forcefully extracted voicing; with intent to falsely label and stigmatize them.
99% Of The 50 Killed Are Defenseless Civilians
Within the newest killing spree which we now have considerably investigated, most or 99% of these killed and labeled by troopers and police in Anambra, Imo and others are members of the defenseless civilian inhabitants. Additionally 99% of the official safety info or reviews given about their killing are extremely questionable, if not completely false. Textual info concerning their killing or arrest or parading are additionally expertly fraught with inescapable loopholes. As an illustration, the reported killing by the Anambra State Police Command of “4 sit-at-home enforcers”, “two ESN gang members at Umunze” and “two ESN gang members at Aguata”, and so forth, is riddled with falsity and inconsistencies. At Umunze, it was investigated and located that police stormed the Nkwo Umunze Market space hours after members of an armed preventing social gathering had violently sacked merchants within the space and destroyed some bikes over Monday sit-at-home. Police staff had stormed the scene and opened fireplace, capturing terminally in several instructions resulting in dying of two passersby and scores of violent arrests. The Police later tagged them “ESN Members”. Police additionally stormed Amesi-Umuchu-Umunze Street in Aguata on Monday, sixteenth Could, 2022, hours after members of a preventing social gathering mentioned to be ‘ESN’ had violently dispersed college students taking WAEC exams on the Christ Redeemer Faculty, Amesi and opened fireplace, terminally capturing in several instructions resulting in killing of two defenseless residents together with one Citizen Monday Ala and a bicycle owner. The 2 slain defenseless residents additionally had their bikes burnt to ashes by the police. Citizen Monday Ala who hailed from Lokpa-Nta in Abia State had lived in Amesi for 25 years and was into furnishings occupation. He was driving to a close-by Chemist retailer to get some malaria medication when he was killed by police staff who additionally fired lethal pictures to stop his household and properly wishers from recovering his physique. The police staff later stormed Afor Ezinifite Roundabout the place they arrested scores of merchants and passersby. The 2 useless defenseless residents have been later tagged “ESN/IPOB hoodlums”. Identical was the case with the killing by police of the so known as “4 sit-at-home enforcers at Ogidi in Idemmili North Native Authorities space of Anambra State”. The “medicine-after-death” killing had taken place a number of hours after late Sunday evening/early Monday morning (fifteenth/sixteenth Could 2022) assaults by armed preventing events within the space.
In Imo State, all of the reviews of killing of “ESN/IPOB gang members in gun battles” by troopers and police together with “tried assault at Eze’s Palace in Orlu” and “busting by troopers of 34 Brigade of ESN/IPOB gangs and restoration of their pump motion and barrel weapons, cartridges and Biafran flags hidden in a automobile” are extremely controversial and unbelievable. As an illustration, within the police report about “the arrest of hoodlums/ESN/IPOB gang members that killed a police inspector who went lacking since 2017”, comparable inconsistencies and loopholes abound. In the identical ‘gang’, it took police 5 years or since 2017 to seek out out that “one of many suspects (Casmir Mgbugha) is the husband to the lacking inspector (Felicia Nwagbara)” and that “he married her as second spouse, triggered her disappearance and killed her with different gang members”. Police additionally discovered 5 years after that “he’s ESN native physician”. In the identical gang, in response to Imo police, “the police camouflage belonging to the lacking inspector was present in possession of the gang 5 years after”. Additionally, in response to police, “the identical gang members have been a part of people who escaped from Imo Prisons in 2021 and of their possession, Biafra flag was discovered”. But, in the identical gang, a minimum of three of the arrested residents have been under-age or under 18 years of age in 2017 when the alleged felony acts of lacking and homicide have been dedicated. The above situations are simply to say however just a few.
Killing Unarmed IPOB Members A Clear Case Of Mass Homicide And Crimes Towards Humanity
The continued focusing on and killing of unarmed IPOB activists usually are not supported by any written regulation in Nigeria. That is additionally a transparent case of mass homicide and crimes towards humanity in addition to different internationally prohibited acts. Tagging a gaggle ‘a terrorist group’ isn’t a license to focus on and bloodbath its unarmed activists; extra so when the proscription is topic to litigation on the appellate courtroom. Killing unarmed IPOB activists are clearly towards the laid down guidelines, procedures and provisions within the Terrorism Prevention Act of 2013, the Administration of Felony Justice Act of 2015, the Felony Code Act of 2004 and the Chapter 4 of the 1999 Structure in addition to the Int’l Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of the United Nations and the African Constitution on Human and Peoples Rights of the African Union 1981, all ratified by Nigeria in 1993 and 1983. The focused killing of unarmed IPOB activists by safety forces of Nigeria can also be a part of the Authorities’s insurance policies of ethnic profiling, hate policing and structural, bodily and cultural violence. It quantities to ‘further authorized, further jus and extrajudicial and acts of negligence to focus on and kill any unarmed member of a civil class.
Senior Nigerian Safety Chiefs Of 2016-2023 Eras Risking Int’l Isolation And Blacklisting
The conduct atrocities of Nigeria’s safety chiefs who served since August 2015 and are presently in service until 2023 involving grisly and egregious rights abuses and violations in Nigeria or any half thereof have reached a maddening and insupportable stage. That is to the extent that the Authorities protected perpetrators and their condoned conduct atrocities should not internationally go unnoticed and unpunished. That’s to say that there are most probably going to be worldwide campaigns by the apostles of justice and conscientious others to make sure profiling or bureaucratic identification of these safety chiefs which have held or are holding sway within the durations protecting August 2015 to August 2023; for objective of internationally isolating and blacklisting them and guaranteeing that they’re held to account for his or her atrocious misdeeds in workplace. The focused culprits or conduct atrocity perpetrators are people who served or are nonetheless serving within the Nigerian Military, Navy, Air Drive, Police and its varied crack or “particular squads” in addition to intelligence companies.
For: Worldwide Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Legislation
Emeka Umeagbalasi (Criminologist), Barr Obianuju Pleasure Igboeli and Barr Chidimma Evangeline Udegbunam
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Web site: https://intersociety-ng.org