The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has said the report of the massacre at the Lekki tollgate will not be complete if Obigbo genocide is not fully investigated and reported.
Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB lamented that Nigerians have forgotten about the Obigbo massacre, which happened last year.
IPOB in a statement titled, “Lekki Massacre Report Incomplete Without Obigbo Genocide Report,” tagged the sad incident as ethnic cleansing targeted at Igbo and carried out by Governor Wike.
The statement read, “The global family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is watching keenly the Lekki toll gate massacre report, and the reactions trailing it. But we are utterly shocked that nobody is mentioning the Obigbo massacre which happened about the same period and time last year.
“We wonder why there is no report on the Obigbo genocide and ethnic cleansing which was sponsored by Governor Nyesom Wike but executed by the Nigerian Army, police and other security agencies last year.
“Our people must remember Obigbo genocide/ethnic cleansing committed by Governor Nyesom Wike and his cronies, including the Nigerian Army, police, DSS, Navy and Air force against the hated tribe in Nigeria.
“Innocent Igbo youths were killed in cold blood last year by Governor Nyesom Wike in Obigbo LGA of Rivers State. Many dead bodies were thrown into the river by the masterminds of concealing evidence, yet there is no report about this genocide.
“The world must know about the floating of dead bodies of our people at the rivers in Obigbo and those still missing till date.
“Governor Wike must come out openly and tell the world why he massacred people living in Obigbo LGA Rivers State. Wike must know that IPOB will never relent in the demand for Justice for those he ordered their execution in Obigbo LGA last year.
“The world must know about the killings of Obigbo people and many illegally taken to the secret detentions in all parts of the Northern Nigerian states. IPOB has secured the release of about 600 innocent citizens taken to Nigerian army security detention facilities across the North and many are still missing till today.
“We must remind the world about testimonies of our Obigbo women raped by the Nigerian security agents in various secret detention centres across the Northern Nigerian states that resulted in their early deaths.
“The world must be aware of Obigbo women, men and children that died in the illegal and secret detention centres across Northern Nigeria states.”