The Federal Government has released a number of accused IPOB members who were detained by the Nigerian Army on February 27, 2020.
According to information obtained by Anaedoonline.ng, officers of the Nigerian Amry detained the alleged IPOB members near the Imo River neighborhood in Abia State.
The victims, who were detained at the 14 Brigade Nigerian Army Ohafia in Abia State, included Wilfred Dike, 36, Sunday Nwafor, 48, and Uzonwanne Ejiofor, 59.
The release of the alleged IPOB members has prompted a response from Amnesty International Nigeria.
In a statement issued on Wednesday evening, Amnesty International demanded that the Federal Government divulge details regarding further victims who are being held in detention.
Additionally, it urged the Federal Government to give families and attorneys access to the victims in detention.
Amnesty International further urged the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to bring the victims before a judge or free them in the absence of any evidence for their ongoing incarceration.
The statement reads, “Amnesty International urges Nigerian authorities to provide information about the status of other victims of enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention, grant their families and lawyers access to them, charge them to court, or release them in the absence of any legal authority used to justify their continued detention.”
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