IPOB Alleges Disappearance of Enugu Leader
January 08th, 2018
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday raised the alarm over the alleged disappearance of one of its leaders in Enugu, Mr. Chidiebere Agbo, vowing to sustain the agitation for the rebirth of the Biafra Republic.
The organisation challenged the country’s security agencies to give account of the whereabouts of Agbo said to have remained incommunicado for almost one year.
Coordinator of IPOB for Enugu Province, Mazi Livinus Ugwuoke, said Agbo disappeared in the prelude to IPOB peaceful solidarity march in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during the inauguration of President Donald Trump of United States of America on February 20, 2017. Ugwuoke said Agbo was one of IPOB intelligence leaders who was galvanising IPOB members in Enugu State for the Port Harcourt rally before his sudden disappearance in February 2017.
He suspected that the Nigeria security agents who have always pursued IPOB members are the only ones who can account for Agbo’s whereabouts.
Ugwuoke recalled that in the same vain, another IPOB member in the state, Christian Chukwu Chinonso, had been in hiding after the Port Harcourt rally where no less than 11 persons were reportedly killed by the combined forces of the Nigeria army and police.
He therefore asked the Nigerian army to produce Agbo wherever it kept him just like the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been missing since the army invaded his home at Umuahi, Abia State, last year. Ugwuoke stated that agitation for the realisation of Biafra would continue in as much as the leadership of the country perpetuates slavery, arrests and clamp down of innocent Igbo agitators.
“This struggle is our life. I became an IPOB member because the situation of Ndigbo has not changed in Nigeria. Every government has foisted policies that have made Ndigbo look ordinary in a country where they are major stakeholders.
“We want to resurrect Biafra because that is the only place we can have our freedom. But they are killing us, they are arresting us and putting some of us in prison, even when we have not killed or harmed anybody,” Ugwuoke said.