Pro-Biafra women protest half-naked against soldiers

Pro-Biafra women protest half-naked against soldiers
Pro-Biafra women protest half-naked against soldiers

In what appeared to be a repeat of the historic Aba women riot of 1929, some female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have staged a protest in Abiriba, Abia State, half-dressed.

An 18-minute video posted on Youtube on Friday showed the women barely clad, some with bare chests while others wore undergarments and wrappers as they marched to the house of the Abiriba Community chief to complain about an alleged attack on them by the Nigerian Army.

“We were just holding our national conference meeting and all of a sudden, Army men stormed the venue with 15 Hilux vans and started harassing and pursuing us. They tore our clothes, took four of our members, seized our vehicle and properties as they shot sporadically in the air,” one of the women told the chief in Igbo dialect in the video.

The woman said they assembled from all parts of the South East for the meeting.

“We were holding the meeting inside a compound and not in the street before they invaded,” she added.

Addressing the protesting women, the chief said he would do everything within his power to make sure everything taken from them were returned.

“Everybody has a right to associate with anything or any organisation. It’s a free world,” he said.

Urging the women to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner, he said, “This is a fight that doesn’t require guns but wisdom. We don’t want the Biafra that killed people. I urge you to use diplomacy to follow this struggle.”

IPOB leadership on Friday condemned the attack, and blamed soldiers from the military cantonment at Ohafia, Abia State, for the assault.

IPOB publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement, alleged that the Nigeria Police joined the soldiers in the attack.

He noted that some of the women were stripped naked before they were taken to the army barracks at Ohafia.

“The Indigenous People of Biafra and its leadership worldwide condemn the unprofessional conduct of the Nigerian Army located at Ohafia against the Biafran and IPOB women’s general meeting holding in Abiriba, Abia State.

“Food, clothes and accessories belonging to the women were seized by the soldiers and taken to the Ohafia barracks.

“This undemocratic conduct of the Nigeria Army must be condemned by all civilized people and nations. The approach to civil policing adopted by the army makes a mockery of common sense and decency.

“Is it the duty of the army to be going about stripping women naked for no justifiable reason?”

“We further gathered from an eye witness at the conference venue that some of the women who were arrested by the Nigerian Army were totally stripped naked.

“This is the highest form of criminal brutality against Biafrans by security apparatus and we wonder when this crime against humanity and unprofessional conduct of the Nigerian Army will stop.

“We are therefore calling on the women organisations around the globe to condemn and take this abuse of Biafra women by the Nigerian Army to the rest of the world.

“We also call on Queen Elizabeth II of England, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and other notable women, including human rights organisations across the world, to protect the rights of Biafran women from the hands of the Nigerian Army.”

According to PUNCH newspaper, when contacted on the telephone, the deputy director, Army Public Relations of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sagir Musa said he didn’t know anything about the incident.

Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, could not be reached on Saturday. He did not respond to calls and a text message to his phone.


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  • Washington

    Whether the Army respond or not.The hausa/fulani military went there to rape these women who are having there peaceful gathering.Women conference.The act of rape is a legitimate right Islam. There is no way anybody will convince any sane mind that the motive is not to rape these peaceful women but behold the women out smart them and raise alarm and they got disgraced.When did women gathering amounts to treason or threat to national security.what is the hausa/fulani army doing in women’s gathering oh i se they are planning coup as alleged by the military.Nigeria is a certified zoo republic.

    • amazing2012

      Prove rape in Islam ! Or shut up your alcoholic and satanic mouth.

  • Decimator

    The self-acclaimed, professional and Apolitical but illiterate guided Fulani Army of the Nigerian Enclave Indeed. Even the high command of their Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen progenitors seems more professional.

    Criminals in military outfit.

    Period

  • amazing2012

    Pagans ! The solders should have kill the bastards !!

    • Really

      Boko Haram. Rellocate to your Sambisa:
      OK

  • CEO

    “Sani Usman could not be reached, and he did not respond to calls and a text message to his phone”.
    Well, he did not need to be bothered with something as “insignificant” as this, something he would later describe as a propaganda stunt by Amnesty International to rubbish the “high professional conduct” of the soldiers, who were out to “restore peace, after the women had attacked them with guns and other weapons”

    • Taster

      Lolz

  • Julius

    Hell no, otile will not like this picture of semi-nude women. He prefers semi-nude young boys !. These women are not representing the biafraud of his dream. O ma se oo !!

  • Patriotism

    This real madness, biafraud’s myopic propaganda Will not yield any fruits but clear display of their immorality and stupidity. Where were biafraud when GEJ was the President? where were biafraud when GEJ organized his fraudulent nationanal confab. IPOB are criminals and fraustars deceiving ndigbo.

    • Really

      And who are you to speak for Ndigbo?

  • El-Batuta

    They should have gone stark naked, to show how angry they were.