By Elochukwu Nicholas Ohagi
15 September 2018
Yesterday, suspected Nigeria security men went and burned down trucks in Port Harcourt and paid Sahara Reporters to say it's IPOB members that did it. The information said the arsonists spoke in Hausa. Probably their choice of Port Harcourt was to strengthen the divide and rule since after the war. We know how Nigeria army dressed like Biafra Soldiers and killed many Riverine Biafrans, as to cause problem among brothers.
Yesterday was a Sit At Home protest. Biafrans sat at home. They didn't go out. They have no problem with truck drivers and destruction has never been the modus operandi of IPOB even under severer provocation.
It's funny that even the owner of this dubious Sahara Reporters is coming out for president come 2019.
How can Sahara Reporters stay in Lagos to accuse IPOB wrongly?
Nigeria have no media. They are tools with which the tyrannic government of President Mohammad Buhari does their dirty job.
Shame on them all. The sit at home was successful. Kudos to Biafrans. We made a difference.
Tụsaa Ozi a.
After the IPOB were tagged by some media outlets like "Sahara Reporters" that are very far from Rivers State, as people responsible for the Arson, Factsdigest decided to embark on an investigative journalism. We wondered why a hitherto peaceful group, who decided to stay indoors will embark on such an act, knowing fully well that all fingers will be pointed at them.
Again, the incident happened around 3Am, in the morning, how come they concluded that the IPOB did it, meanwhile the IPOB sit at Home began around 6Am. Even the chairman of Obigbo local Government Area, Prince Gerald Oforji, blamed the act on hoodlums, and failure of the federal government to fix damaged roads.
The spokesman for the Rivers State police, Nnamdi Omoni, said that investigations are still ongoing. Yes, some arrests have been made, but non has confessed to have carried out the Arson, neither did they even arrest any IPOB member. Those that did the deed are far gone we believe, the Police are just on a random arrest. How come police are still investigating, and "Sahara Reporters" will conclude.
Read the true story from an Eye Witness:
"My name is Obiano Sunday (pseudo name), I live in the Timber Axis of Obigbo, that the trucks were burnt. It was gun shots fired from hoodlums that ignited the flames, no individually solely lit the trucks on fire.
I was woken with sporadic shooting coming from the express, and began wondering what could have caused such gun shots. I became scared but summoned the courage to go outside my gate because from the sounds, they weren't that close to my house.
I peeped from my gate and saw a Sienna moving but not too fast, heading towards Obigbo from Portharcourt. That was when it dawned on me where the gun shots were coming from. This was around 3Am, and everywhere was quite. Some other neighboring flats too opened their gates but were too afraid to look, some ran back immediately. All these while, they were still firing shots.
On getting to where the trucks were packed, they fired on the trucks directly, that was when the trucks went up in flames. It was the result of the direct bullets at the trucks that made it ignite. I believed the drivers were not around or they ran after hearing gun shots from a distance. I watched the trucks go up in flames. No body came and lit the trucks on fire as claimed. I believe with time another person may back my story up, or we may still hear from the driver. I can't really give any reason for their action. I challenge anyone to come to our area and ask proper questions_____Eye Witness.
The story is from an eye witness, we only made it public. We went this far because we promised to be keeping you informed with the activities of the IPOB. We keep our promises.