Not fewer than five IPOB family members in Ebonyi state on Sunday 27th October, 2019 sustained gun injuries during the inauguration of Ebonyi LGA inauguration which took place at Oguzoronweya primary school in Izzi Ebonyi north senatorial district Abakaliki Province. Six persons including Barrister Orogwu Cyril the legal adviser to IPOB Ebonyi state and his wife Precious Orogwu was arrested by the Nigeria combined security forces.
Some family members of IPOB which attended the inauguration who scampered for safety during the rain of live bullets and tear gas on them by the security team were yet to return to their families at the time of this report. No one knows where they were taken to by the Nigeria combined team of SARS AK and DSS which came for the operation. The 4runner jeep belonging to Barrister Cyril Orogwu and other cars of the family members of IPOB was extremely damaged by the Nigeria combined security forces with bullets.
The sound system used on the event was equally confiscated by the security team including the foods, drinks and other items numerous to mention which belongs to the IPOB family were taken away by the dubious security team. Efforts to give treatments to those who were shot proved abortive as hospitals rejects attending to them asking for police reports as a tool to dodge their primary responsibilities of saving lives.
The Ebonyi Local Government Area inauguration was done despite the brouhaha, it was attended by many family members of IPOB in Abakaliki Province, including the state coordinator Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya and his executives. The three senatorial districts coordinators of IPOB in Ebonyi equally attended the inauguration among are Mazi Ezike Wisdom Ebonyi north, Mazi Ikechukwu Nwankwo Ebonyi central and Rev. Okoh Elijah Ebonyi south.
Speaking with the media the host Mazi Okeh Chukwuma Ebonyi local government area coordinator lamented over the ugly incident that occurred in his jurisdiction, he prayed for the quick recovery of the injured and assured IPOB leadership of their resolve to continue in the agitation to restore Biafra.
The Supreme leader of IPOB worldwide Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who broadcast from United States of America on the same day of the attack on Sunday night of 27th October, 2019 frowned at it and condemned the dastardly act designed to obliterate the people of Biafra from the surface of the earth. He prayed members of IPOB especially in Ebonyi state to remain strong and resolute in the quest to restore Biafra despite the oppression and subjugation meted on them by the Nigeria government, he affirmed that Biafra restoration is sacrosanct and a done deal irrespective of what the enemies are doing to thwart it.
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media