A leading Igbo socio-cultural association, Igbo Bu Igbo (IBI) has told the federal government to stop the humiliation of Igbo women under the dubious guise of crackdown on IPOB. This was on the heels of a mass arrest of women who were demonstrating to demand the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
In a statement signed by Dr Law Mefor and Chijioke Ndukwe, Chancellor and Publicity Secretary of the group, respectively, the group wondered why the police descended so heavily on armless and harmless women who were exercising their rights to peaceful assembly, tear gassed and clamped them into detention.
Below is the full statement:
“It is with sadness and regret that we observe the continued inhuman treatment being meted out to women of Igbo extraction who were brutalized by the police before being clamped into detention in Owerri the Imo State capital.
“We wish to state categorically clear, without any iota of equivocation, that these women who were armless and harmless were merely exercising their rights to peaceful assembly when they were heavily descended upon by the police in a manner akin to that of a war situation as if they were common criminals.
Furthermore, we detest the continued situation where, not only our women, but also all citizens of Igbo extraction, are treated like subhuman by the Buhari administration as part of his ignoble agenda against the Igbo.
“If not, one wonders why Fulani herdsmen terrorists whose tag as terrorists have since been confirmed by the world and rated the fourth most dangerous terror group in the universe are given royal treatment by the Buhari administration despite their well documented heinous crimes of frightful proportions against humanity and not arrested or clamped into detention with the alacrity our women are treated.
“The images emanating from the detention center of the women are disturbing and unacceptable to us. it is even worse that these women, some of who are in their sixties, are being denied food and their medicines as their family members and loved ones are denied access to them thereby leaving them starved and at the danger of death.
“We frown very seriously at this official wickedness against the Igbo nation. The latest incident where our mothers and daughters are so cheaply humiliated just for peacefully expressing themselves is one act of oppression taken too far. We are beginning to lose patience with those who continually demean our people with impunity. We therefore call on the authorities to, as a matter of urgency, release all the women who are nothing but victims of another round of police brutality. We also call on our people to remain calm while we further explore ways to secure the immediate release of our dear mothers and sisters. This oppression of Ndigbo will surely not last!"
As Injustice Persists: Barrister Aloy Ejimakor Speaks on the Unlawful Detention of About 150 Igbo Women.
As Injustice Persists ...
My name is Aloy Ejimakor; and I want to put it on record that ... The nearly 150 Igbo women arrested and detained in Owerri since August 17, 2018 broke no laws of Nigeria. In sum, they were merely expressing their rights guaranteed under Nigeria Law. That right is the Right to Self Determination protected by Chapter A9, Laws of Federation of Nigeria, which states that: "All peoples shall have the unquestionable and inalienable right to SELF DETERMINATION. Oppressed people shall have the right to free themselves from the bonds of domination by resorting to any means recognized by the international community". Article 1 of same Law provides that the State "shall recognize the rights, duties and freedom enshrined in this Charter and shall undertake to adopt legislative or other measures to give effect to them". Yet, these fine young and elderly mothers were charged for TEN offenses for merely expressing this right and taken to Magistrate Court that the government knows has no jurisdiction. This is a wicked trick to get as much jail time as possible before the High Court convenes to consider their bail applications. All men and women of goodwill must rise to condemn this double injustice. It could've been you.
The Women Were Denied Bail and Charged With Silly Offenses
They were denied bail and charged for treason and terrorism. Anything against Buhari is a treasonable offence to even the so called learned fags. Imagine how they bastardised the word "TREASON AND TERRORISM" Just to prove a point to you slaves down East..
If Buhari had hated Boko haram and killer herdsmen the way he hates Igbos, boko haram and Fulani herdsmen terrorists would have been decimated a long time ago...
Imagine how our youths were killed in their numbers in Kanu's residence, hundreds were beaten to death, made to drink dirty muddy waters and subsequently drowned in it..
What was their crime? Being Igbo is a treasonable offence in Nigeria and must be tagged terrorists..
Ohanaeze ndi Igbo, led by Nnia Nwodo, its been 3days our mothers were taken into custody by the same murderers who killed our able bodied youths, our sisters and brothers, the blood hungry demons who have silenced the one voice we so much love, respect and trust..(Nnamdi KANU)
Are you also going to keep quiet in the face of this brazen annihilation?
Release our mothers now or we all go mad at same time...
How Can Women with No Guns or Bullets Be Charged forTerrorism?
If women that has no guns or bullets were arrested for peacefully protesting in the streets of Owerri Nigeria on Friday August 17, 2018, were arraigned in court today with many trumpped up charges which includes TREASONABLE FELONY AND TERRORISM!
While the armed Fulani herdsmen who has been going about killing innocent citizens were still at large with no arrest or prosecution made so far, then it must be known to all and sundry that Nigeria is a failed state.
We Biafrans no longer want to stay here, we want out!