The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said over 20,000 Igbo people have been killed or declared missing after being abducted by the Nigerian security forces since 2013.
The group accused the federal government of pursuing ethnic hatred against the Igbo through arbitrary arrest, detention and extrajudicial murder by the Police, military, and Department of State Services.
It also stated that before and after the Nigeria Biafra war, the federal government of Nigeria has been pursuing ethnic hatred against Biafrans as a state policy.
IPOB explained that the ethnic hatred employed by the federal government against the Igbo was why its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, embarked on the Biafra self-determination pursuit to separate Igbo from ethnic profiling and hatred.
The pro Biafra group called President Bola Tinubu’s attention on how Igbo people are being humiliated and victimized by the DSS and other security agencies, and also alleged that Igbo land, especially the South East zone, has been militarized with ethnic biased security agents who abduct Igbo youths for execution.
The Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, alleged that the Boko Haram insurgents in military detention facilities in the North have been released without trial while innocent Biafrans, particularly the Igbo, have been abducted and rotting in jails.