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Saturday 21 October 2017

Biafra: I have sworn that our detainees will never go hungry under my watch in Abia— Abia State Coordinator vows, donates food items to Biafra detainees

By Prisca Chiamaka Abel | For Biafra Writers

October 21, 2017

ABIA - Abia State Coordinator, Mazi Ikechukwu Ugwoha, in collaboration with the State Welfare Officers, has sworn never to allow the 52 IPOB detainees in Aba Prisons go a day without having something to eat.

Mazi Ugwoha who had initiated plans for the wellbeing of the activists, stated this yesterday in Aba when he led a delegation of family members to donate various food items and other domestic products to the Biafra detainees remanded in prison custody on spurious and frivolous charges of murder, treasonable conspiracies and what have you?

The IPOB detainees were forcefully arrested and detained after having been maltreated, tortured and forced to drink and lay on muddy water by men of the Nigerian army who said they were on military operation codenamed "Operation Python Dance II".


The Nigerian army encountered the detainees when they embarked on a clarion call by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whose whereabouts remains unknown after the military invasion of his home at Afara-ukwu Ibeku in the State capital, Umuahia.

These unarmed yet fearless and formidable Biafra activists who were captured, subdued, maimed and maltreated by the Army, after the inhumane treatment they went through along Aba/Umuahia express road, were apprehended and thrown into prison cells where they are currently awaiting trial without taking them to a hospital to obtain medical care.

According to reports obtained by Biafra Writers Correspondent cum Victims Support Team leader, the detainees narrated their gory experiences in the hands of the Nigerian security operatives, and even assured that no matter how hard it might seem, they have taken an oath to restore Biafra and nothing can stop them from achieving this aim except death.

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The Abia State Coordinator took the bull by its horn and swore never to allow their fellow comrades and freedom fighters cry of hunger, medications, and toiletries.

He took the bold step and action by making sure that they do not complain of hunger despite the fact that some of the victims are not from Abia but from Igweocha and some other states in Biafra land.

Donating some foodstuffs, toiletries and other nutritional materials to the detainees, Ugwoha vowed never to disappoint them but to continue maintaining the slogan which says in our local dialect, "Onurube Nwanne Agbalaso" which is translated to mean "Be your brothers' keeper".

Ugwoha who admonished the activists not to feel as prisoners did not only bought food items to the detainees but also extended the kind gesture to their wives and families whom their breadwinners are been detained.

Before he left, everyone was greatly overjoyed and not feeling abandoned while he promises to continue working assiduously to ensure that IPOB moves forward in the State despite the enormous risks and challenges involved. Ikechukwu Ugwoha is indeed a man to emulate in coordinating the affairs of his people.

Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
The Biafra Times
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