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Army Personnel Invade Home In Abia, Detain Teenage Siblings, Claims Female Doctor

Dr. Rose Agwu, a Nigerian medical doctor, has voiced grave concerns over the alleged invasion of her home by Nigerian soldiers, who took away her teenage brother and sister. 

This incident is part of a wider crackdown by the military following a deadly confrontation between soldiers and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

On Thursday, as hoodlums enforced a sit-at-home order declared by IPOB to commemorate Biafra Heroes Day, five soldiers were killed in an altercation at Obikabia Junction in Aba, Abia State. 

In response, the Nigerian military pledged to aggressively pursue IPOB members and their militant wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Dr. Agwu, who works in a local hospital near Obikabia Junction, reported that at 5 am on Friday, soldiers forcibly entered her home, breaking through the gate and door, and abducted her 15-year-old siblings, leaving behind their 72-year-old father. 

She made a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter), demanding the immediate release and whereabouts of her siblings.

“Till now, they have not been released. We are still trying to locate them. Please help us ask the Nigerian Army the logical reason behind this and how they can account for all the people they took and their plans for them,” Dr. Agwu pleaded online.

 She emphasized the innocence of her siblings and their lack of involvement in any criminal activities.

Dr. Agwu further lamented the human rights violations, noting that her sister’s birthday was on June 1 and she spent it in military custody. 

“Children are experiencing something traumatic even to a grown adult. How will my siblings recover from this assault and abuse of their human rights?” she questioned.

The doctor also called on Abia State Governor Alex Otti to intervene.

 In her detailed account, she described the distress caused by the military’s actions, highlighting the lack of an arrest warrant or any official explanation for the abductions.

The crackdown by the Nigerian military has drawn significant public outcry. Many residents of Aba have criticized the army’s heavy-handed tactics, which reportedly involve breaking into homes and detaining young people indiscriminately. 

Social media platforms are flooded with similar accounts, reflecting widespread fear and anger.

A user, CleverNation (#clevernation23), shared that his friend was taken by soldiers from a hotel, where he was staying while in Aba to buy goods. 

Another user, Samuel Ajayi (#Samdgreat01), condemned the military’s approach, stating, “Terrorists and criminals attacked your men, and you go around without intelligence detaining innocent citizens. 

The real terrorists are still moving freely and can wreak havoc again.”

Calls for a proper investigation have been echoed by many, including Ike God (#Ikegod), who urged for the immediate and unconditional release of innocent detainees. 

He appealed to Governor Otti and the Nigerian Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, to take swift action to address these injustices and focus on apprehending the actual perpetrators of the attack on soldiers.

The situation in Aba remains tense as the military’s presence and actions continue to provoke fear and uncertainty among the residents, who demand justice and the protection of their human rights.

 

 

 Personnel Invade Home In Abia, Detain Teenage Siblings, Claims Female Doctor

Dr. Rose Agwu, a Nigerian medical doctor, has voiced grave concerns over the alleged invasion of her home by Nigerian soldiers, who took away her teenage brother and sister. 

This incident is part of a wider crackdown by the military following a deadly confrontation between soldiers and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

On Thursday, as hoodlums enforced a sit-at-home order declared by IPOB to commemorate Biafra Heroes Day, five soldiers were killed in an altercation at Obikabia Junction in Aba, Abia State. 

In response, the Nigerian military pledged to aggressively pursue IPOB members and their militant wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Dr. Agwu, who works in a local hospital near Obikabia Junction, reported that at 5 am on Friday, soldiers forcibly entered her home, breaking through the gate and door, and abducted her 15-year-old siblings, leaving behind their 72-year-old father. 

She made a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter), demanding the immediate release and whereabouts of her siblings.

“Till now, they have not been released. We are still trying to locate them. Please help us ask the Nigerian Army the logical reason behind this and how they can account for all the people they took and their plans for them,” Dr. Agwu pleaded online.

 She emphasized the innocence of her siblings and their lack of involvement in any criminal activities.

Dr. Agwu further lamented the human rights violations, noting that her sister’s birthday was on June 1 and she spent it in military custody. 

“Children are experiencing something traumatic even to a grown adult. How will my siblings recover from this assault and abuse of their human rights?” she questioned.

The doctor also called on Abia State Governor Alex Otti to intervene.

 In her detailed account, she described the distress caused by the military’s actions, highlighting the lack of an arrest warrant or any official explanation for the abductions.

The crackdown by the Nigerian military has drawn significant public outcry. Many residents of Aba have criticized the army’s heavy-handed tactics, which reportedly involve breaking into homes and detaining young people indiscriminately. 

Social media platforms are flooded with similar accounts, reflecting widespread fear and anger.

A user, CleverNation (#clevernation23), shared that his friend was taken by soldiers from a hotel, where he was staying while in Aba to buy goods. 

Another user, Samuel Ajayi (#Samdgreat01), condemned the military’s approach, stating, “Terrorists and criminals attacked your men, and you go around without intelligence detaining innocent citizens. 

The real terrorists are still moving freely and can wreak havoc again.”

Calls for a proper investigation have been echoed by many, including Ike God (#Ikegod), who urged for the immediate and unconditional release of innocent detainees. 

He appealed to Governor Otti and the Nigerian Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, to take swift action to address these injustices and focus on apprehending the actual perpetrators of the attack on soldiers.

The situation in Aba remains tense as the military’s presence and actions continue to provoke fear and uncertainty among the residents, who demand justice and the protection of their human rights.

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