HURIWA Calls For Investigation into Killing of IPOB Members In Imo State

The Human Right Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has for called for investigations into the invasion of Awo-Omama in Orlu East Local Government Area of Imo State by security forces which led to the killing of an alleged commander of IPOB and other members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) operatives, while several others were arrested.

According to news from Daily Post, it was reported that a joint security operation conducted in Imo State on Saturday killed a suspected militia commander of IPOB popularly known as Ikonso and six other operatives at the headquarters of the group in Awo-Omama village in Orlu East Local Government Area of Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria.

It was alleged that the commander masterminded several attacks on security personnel in the South East including the recent invasion of Imo correctional centre in Owerri which led to the release of about 1,800 inmates. Reacting in a statement issued and made available to Daily Post on Sunday by the national coordinator of Human Right Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, condemned the killing, stating that the attack on Imo correctional center was not properly investigated.

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