Following the arrested and detention of one of its members, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) at the weekend in Aba, Abia State, warned the Nigerian Army against unfair treatment.
The warning was conveyed by the movement’s director of information, Aba region, Chidi Okoro, on behalf of the Administrator, Madam Comfort Ogbuokiri.
According to her, a 75-year-old man identified as Nnamdi Uburu, was May 30, mercilessly beaten up and arrested by soldiers at the Obikabia Junction near Aba while he was travelling to Owerri for the year’s Biafra anniversary.
The administrator said Uburu was putting on Biafran camouflage when the soldiers apprehended him and took him to their base.
Ogbuokiri said when they received the information that one of their members had been arrested, they went to the army barrack at Obikabia, but were told the man had been transferred to the Ngwa High School camp.
She said when some of her officials got to the army camp at Ngwa High School; they were told that Uburu had been relocated to the headquarters of 245 Battalion in Asa, adding that when they got to Asa barracks, they were told no MASSOB member was transferred their and asked them to go back to Ngwa High School.
Efforts to reach the Army Public Relations Officer (APRO), 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ohafia, proved abortive as he couldn’t be reached for confirmation, an army officer who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the arrest.
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