By Ambrose Obioma Okehi
A Biafran woman said to be an IPOB member and slso known as Uchechi Eyioma has been reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be Nigerian Army in OYIGBO, Rivers State.
News Emperor gathered that the woman was also said to be IPOB’s zonal Welfare Officer and she was killed on 14th May at her residence in Oyibo Local Government Area of Rivers State alongside other four members of the group.
Recall that the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has vowed to deal with any person or group linked with the Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB).
The Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB) was proscribed by Governor Nyesom Wike in a state-wide broadcast late last year, 2020.
According to an Online Report, Since Wednesday 21st October 2020, residents of Oyigbo Local Government have been in their homes following the 24-hours curfew imposed by the Rivers State Government.
It was further revealed that Officers of the Nigerian military have also been deployed to the area, and there have been reports of human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings by officers of the Nigerian military.
And that resodyents find it difficult to access some areas even markets to get food items due to fear of the military men at every point.
It was equally alleged that soldiers have been going from house to house, while harrassing and killing people.
In a recent memo released, Governor Wike, while imposing another Curfew in Rivers state, had accused those he described as secessionists group of being behind the attacks on Police officers, facilities in the state.
Mrs Uchechi Eyioma
Statement reads: “We have reviewed the way and manner the recent attacks were executed and discovered that the perpetrators, who disguised themselves as security officers, moved in unhindered from Oyigbo to launch the attack.
“The nation’s security agencies are on their trail and we are confident that they will all be arrested soon and brought to justice.
“We wish to assure every resident that we are not intimidated by the sporadic and cowardly attacks on predetermined security targets by faceless criminals on our soil; neither will we be cowed into succumbing to a baseless and doomed secessionists agenda.”
Newse Emperor however, gathered that Mrs Uchechi, Single mother of two kids was murdered alongside some four other persons.