Earlier today, it was reported here on Oriental Times that Africa Representative of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), George Onyeibe was allegedly arrested by men of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Saturday, April 22nd.
The National Coordinator of the pro-Biafra group, Tonye Amachree, has described the latest action allegedly taken by DSS as unlawful and detrimental to the well-being of all and sundry.
In a statement made available to Oriental Times through mail, Amachree who hails from Ijawland condemned the arrest of Onyeibe and swore to do everything possible to protect IPOB under Nnamdi Kanu from the DSS.
The statement reads: “By the authority vested in me as the IPOB National Coordinator for the entire Biafraland, I Tonye Tyger Amachree demand the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. George Onyeibe who was unlawfully abducted by men of DSS at the early hours of the morning of 22 April 2017 from his home near Igweocha (Port Harcourt) Rivers State. Mazi George Onyeibe is from Agbor in Delta State.
The IPOB African Rep was abducted from his residence in Atali ObioAkpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, beaten to a pulp and had his electronic devices from his home. As I speak, we believe he has been taken to an unknown dungeon owned by Nigeria Department Of State Security Service DSS. They carried out their Gestapo raid with two tinted glass Black Jeep in the early hours of Saturday being the 22nd of April 2017.
I Mr. Tonye Tamuno Tiger Amachree from Ijaw view this latest provocation as unlawful and detrimental to the well-being of everyone including DSS. Illegal arrests and detention has come to define this criminally insane APC government of Buhari. It is now crystal clear to the world that Buhari’s Islamic Republic of Nigeria does not mean well for law abiding citizens but would rather prefer armed conflict. I wonder why Lawal Daura will be allowed to impose the very worst form of totalitarianism on ordinary people without any checks and balances. The Indigenous People Of Biafra have been found nothing to be an illegal organisation so why the midnight raids and abductions.
To me the days of keeping mute over the clampdown on Biafrans, to me no longer exist. This form of heavy handedness will only make us stronger and deepen the unity between South East and Niger Delta which will result in the coming of Biafra. We are not just sending out a warning to the Nigerian Government, but also letting them know we must implement our decision to mobilise all Niger Delta youths to support the emergence of a new Biafra.
I will do everything possible to make sure, IPOB under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is protected from the murderous DSS. Mr Onyeibe’s abduction will prove to the World that the era of my leadership of IPOB throughout Biafraland will be one of note nonsense and a touch against one of us, is a touch against all.
I am not hiding my identity and will always pronounce it at any given time. I remain Tonye Tyger Tamuno Amachree from Ijaw Biafraland, the release of George Onyeibe must be unconditional and immediate.”