Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have allegedly killed two innocent and law abiding Nigerians in Umuahia, Abia State on Tuesday merely because a Keke driver put the Biafran flag on his tricycle.
A Facebook user Somto Okonkwo reported the incident on his wall, saying that soldiers yesterday opened fire indiscriminately on harmless citizens after their colleague, who had shot a pro-Biafra supporter, for putting the Biafran flag on his tricycle, called for reinforcement.
Read below his post (unedited) and see the photos:
There are lots of shooting going on right now in Isi -gate, Umuahia the capital of Abia State. According to residence who were at the scene at the time of the incident, a commercial tricyclist popularly known as keke driver, puts a Biafra flag in front of his tricycle. On reaching a check-point, a Nigeria army stopped him and start asking him what the flag is all about.
The man responded by answered the solider that it is a Biafra flag, and that he is a Biafran, before everyone knew exactly what is going on, the solider slapped the tricyclist and started dragging him away.
At a point, the guy couldn’t bear the pain any more and started to defend himself but instead of calming the situation down the Nigeria soldier shot him in the leg.
As the incident continued, Nigeria army signaled their base who sent more battalions of soldiers to the entire arena of ISI Gate and started shooting live bullets at harmless citizens.
According to people who were present live, about two persons were confirmed death while several others sustained different degrees of chronic injuries and others dead.
Finally, we are placing the world on high notice on the ongoing instigation of violence as masterminded by Arewa cabal. Their aim is just to use the avenue to possibly assassinate the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The world must take note and hold Nigeria responsible.