- The report recorded that 14 out of every 15 citizens killed “are innocent and defenceless”
- Not less than 600 native Christians were “disappeared” in the captivity of the muslim dominated federal military
- Federal forces turn a blind eyes on terrorist jihadist Fulani herdsmen attacks, including the recent massacre of not less than 150 defenceless Igbo Christians
- No single jihadist Fulani herdsman has been arrested nor tried
At least 90 per cent of Nigerians killed by security forces in the South-East were innocent as federal government’s security forces lay siege on states in the region amid secessionist threats and unknown gunmen’s violent attacks on public facilities and security operatives, the Peoples Gazette report.
The report says security forces, identifying the unknown gunmen as IPOB and ESN fighters, often lead them to carry out vicious crackdown on youths in the region.
A telling report by the International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety) in its latest report revealed the wanton liquidation of innocent lives.
“Not less than 600 were disappeared or feared killed in the captivity of the military; that over 90 per cent of the victims of the above conduct atrocities are innocent, falsely labelled and criminally stigmatised,” stated the Intersociety document.
The document accused Nigerian soldiers and police of turning “blind eyes on jihadist Fulani herdsmen attacks, including the recent massacre of not less than 150 defenceless” Igbo Christians. To date, it added, no single “jihadist Fulani herdsman involved has been picked and tried.”
Intersociety insisted in its report that over 90 per cent of police and military claims of “killing or arresting ESN/IPOB hoodlums, terrorists, supporters, charms provider-native doctors are false and unfounded.”
The report recorded that 14 out of every 15 citizens killed “are innocent and defenceless,” and out of every 25 arrested, “24 are innocent and law-abiding.” It further noted that “out of every 60 citizens abducted and disappeared by soldiers, 59 are not most likely to return to their homes or families alive.”
The chilling details of the report also showed that “out of over 350 victims of the military and police killings, less than 10 per cent of them were combatively involved.” According to the report, 60 per cent of the victims were killed “outside the law or ought not to have been shot and killed on account of being nonviolent at the time of their shooting and killing.”
“In other words, they are victims of deadly use of force,” was the terse conclusion of the document.
Intersociety observed that as of May 31, 2021, Nigeria’s security forces had arrested and incarcerated unaccounted for 2,500 individuals in various states across the South-East and South-South, including Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Rivers, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Delta, and Ebonyi, Igbo Christians constituting the majority.
SOURCE/ IMAGE: Peoples Gazette | Media Agencies