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Monday, November 2, 2020

'Stop Killing Rivers State Youths' - Amnesty International Tells Nigerian Military

Governor Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike
Global human rights body, Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian soldiers to put an end to the reported killings in Oyigbo area of Rivers State.

IPOB members in the state were said to have played a role in the violence that engulfed the state during the recent #EndSARS protest, as they allegedly killed soldiers, police officers, and burnt police stations.

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the state governor, Nyesom Wike, declared a 24-hour curfew in the Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.

On Friday, October 30, 2020, he accused IPOB members of masterminding the killing of six soldiers and four police officers during the protest.

The governor said the protest against police brutality was peaceful until IPOB members took the laws into their own hands.

“I don’t support criminality. IPOB killed six army officers, four policemen, burnt police stations, and court buildings,” he said.

Oyigbo LGA  bleeds as Soldiers have taken laws into their hands and are now going house to house in the LGA looking for IPOB youths to kill despite the curfew imposed by the state governor.

In a series of tweets released on Sunday by Amnesty International, they called on the Nigerian military to shield its sword and stop the killings as dead bodies were seen on the street, allegedly shot by soldiers.

"Amnesty International is receiving disturbing reports from Oyigbo Rivers State.

“Despite the existing curfew, soldiers are allegedly invading homes, some residents reported seeing dead bodies on the streets, allegedly shot by soldiers.

“We are calling on the Military authorities to exercise restraint and stop the killings.”

See the tweet below...

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