FG Releases Suspected IPOB Members Arrested In 2020
The Federal Government released suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, arrested by the Nigerian Army at the Imo River community in Abia State in 2020.
The suspects were released after spending two and half years at 14 Brigade Nigerian Army Ohafia, Abia State.
The suspects were Sunday Nwafor, 59; Uzonwanne Ejiofor, 48; and Wilfred Dike, 36.
This was disclosed by Amnesty International Nigeria. Amnesty International Nigeria, welcomed the released trio.
In a statement, Amnesty International urged the government to provide information about the status of other victims of enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention.
“Amnesty International welcomes the release today 14 September 2022, of Sunday Nwafor, 59 years, Uzonwanne Ejiofor 48 years, and Wilfred Dike, 36 years, who were arrested by officers of the Nigerian Army on 27 February 2020 at Imo River community in Abia state.
“They were held at 14 Brigade Nigerian Army Ohafia, Abia State for well over two and half years. Their release follows Amnesty International’s campaign and calls for their freedom, including, as recently as two weeks ago.
“Amnesty International urges Nigerian authorities to provide information about the status of other victims of enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention, grant their families and lawyers access to them, charge them to court, or release them from detention.”