FG releases suspected IPOB members arrested in 2020

The federal government has released suspected members of the indigenous people of Biafra who had been arrested by Nigerian army officers since February 27, 2020, in the Imo River community in Abia State.

The Victims, Sunday Nwafor, 59; Uzonwanne Ejiofor, 48; and Wilfred Dike, 36, were held for over two years at 14 Brigade Nigerian Army Ohafia, Abia State, The PUNCH can confirm.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International Nigeria has welcomed the release of the trio.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, Amnesty International urged the government to provide information on the status of other victims of enforced disappearances and incommunicado detention.

“Amnesty International is urging the Nigerian authorities to provide information on the status of other victims of enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention, grant access to their families and lawyers, take them to court or release them if there is no legal authority used to override their continued detention,” the statement read in part.

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Nigerian Army spokesman Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu did not take any calls on Wednesday evening or respond to WhatsApp and text messages from our correspondent.

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