HURIWA, in a statement by its national coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, berated armed security operatives for carrying out extrajudicial execution of members or suspected unarmed members of the now proscribed group, saying the penalty for belonging to a banned group is not state sponsored illegal murder.
The group lamented that hundreds of thousands of young Igbo persons from South East Nigeria, have had to escape out of country for fear that they would be killed if found to belong to IPOB.
According to the group, the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Army regularly brief the press boasting of how many IPOB members they have killed and often brand them as armed hoodlums without any shreds of empirical evidence.
HURIWA lamented that Anambra and Imo states have become the killing fields of members of IPOB with Onitsha and Orlu becoming the epicentres.
“No part of the South East is spared of these persistent military actions by Nigeria,” it said.