October 28 2020 | Radio Biafra
Not less than twelve (12) innocent, peaceful protesters were rounded up on the streets of Enugu and gruesomely executed by the Nigerian soldiers in the night of Friday 23rd October 2020. This followed the order of the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who mistook the protesters for family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This was made known to Family Writers Press International by a serving police officer who witnessed the extra-judicial killings.
That fateful day, hundreds of #EndSARS protesting youths, had gathered in the morning hours at various locations to publicize their displeasures against the Nigerian police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit particularly. At Akwata Coal Camp area, Emene area along Agbani road all within Enugu for instance, had the presence of these youths who engaged in peaceful #EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality protests.
Everything turned sour when the officers and men of the Nigerian police force with back up soldiers, blocked the roads to resist the protesting youths. The peaceful protests turned tragically bloody when the police officers opened fire on the armless civilians. Not less than nine (9) persons were instantly killed at Akwata with several others, sustaining various degrees of gunshot wounds. Many of the protesters were equally arrested and whisked away to an unknown location by the Nigerian police officers on Hilux vans.
The same tragic incident was recorded at Uwani area of Enugu at about 2:00pm same Friday 23rd October, 2020. The Nigerian police shot live bullets into the crowd of the protesting youths and shot to death, several persons. Some of the corpses and even the wounded were taken away by their captors. Up until this very moment, many of the protesters are yet missing.
At about 8:00pm on the very day, Family Writers Press International yet gathered authoritatively from a police officer from the Enugu State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), of all the atrocities being perpetrated against our people, coupled with the summary execution that was carried out.
The officer further said: “There is an ongoing execution now inside the State CID premises of all the arrested protesters. They just shot dead, ten persons while two others are yet awaiting their turn. I am giving out this information so that you guys can help circulate it as well as the orders of this execution given by the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the current State Police Commissioner, Ahmadu Abdulrahman.
A lot of youths are presently missing in the state. Many are yet reeling in pains resulting from gunshot wounds in various hospitals and clinics where they receiving treatments. Meanwhile, Family Writers Press International correspondents in Enugu are yet on ground, monitoring developments and penning down relevant information as events unfold.
Family Writers Press International Correspondents in Enugu, reporting.
Source: The Biafra Herald
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media