Our conclusion after the initial information filtering out is that the federal government quite clearly is looking for an alibi to justify its further occupation of the south East.
Presently, every two miles in South East of Nigeria, the Igboland is occupied by federal forces. They are there on the roads terrorizing motorists, abridging the freedom of movement and assembly of the people. Making life full of fear and dread for the Igbos of Eastern Nigeria.
Conversely, the South west has all but concluded plans for a seperate state. It has set up its the central body for joint governance, has its flag, anthem, its police set up, trained , uniformed and, matched it around in the full glare of the world. And they have started overt and covert activities.
So far, the Nigerian government has not made even a whimper. It dares not assault the South West.
So now, why is it that it is in the East where people are quietly going on with their struggle for survival that State Security Service (known as DSS) is stirring a major unslaught. If DSS was doing its covert work, what did it do that provoked the altercation. DSS has been doing the same work for years, why was it that this time was different.
Is Nigerian government taking out its frustration on the East because it perceives East to be weak?
Before even word got out about the inicident, DSS quite uncharasteristically had hurriedly put out a press release. We do not beleive DSS is telling the whole story. How many unarmed, innocent civilians did the joint forces of DSS, police and Army and Airforce kill in that incident. We expect that as they did in previous operations, they must have towed the bodies out of the area of altercation for mass burial.
Our boys are not animals to be haunted. This unprovoked assault on the people will provoke a larger breakdown if the federal government continues this practice. It cant continue this way.
MASSACRE OF JUDEO- CHRISTIANS SINCE 2015 OF BUHARI GOVT
On interim, the brutal massacre of the unarmed youths in Emene, Enugu, Nigeria on 23 August 2020 was an unprovoked massacre against defenseless citizens of Igbo extraction.
This is clearly the 15th of the Nigerian Security Forces well coordinated massacres targeted at unarmed and defenseless Judeo-Christian citizens of old Eastern Nigeria extraction.
Such massacres, started on 30th August 2015 had taken place in Onitsha, Enugu, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt and Asaba on 30th August 2015, Onitsha again on 2nd and 17th Dec 2015, Aba on 29th Jan and 9th Feb 2016, Onitsha, Nkpor and Asaba on 29th and 30th May 2016, Port Harcourt on 20th Jan 2017, Aba, IsialaNgwa, Ogwe and Umuahia on 11th to 14th Sept 2017, Oraifite-Anambra on 2nd Dec 2019 (State terrorism) and Emene-Enugu on Sunday, 23rd August 2020; bringing the total number of such massacres to at least fifteen, involving killing of now over 500 defenseless Judeo-Christian citizens of old Eastern Nigeria extraction and injuring of over 550 others.
The killing of 23 August 2020 was yet another mass murder. And the Police and others involved have shamelessly and brainlessly concocted same lies toddler imagination with same patterns and trends since August 2015.
24 August 2020
Austin Okeke Esq
Igbo Board of Deputies