Nigerian Army and police operatives on Sunday stormed a church on Owerri Road, Enugu State, and marched about 50 suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) away.
A video of the incident showed the security operatives searching the church members they raised their two hands and marched out one after the other.
“The Nigeria police and military have just stormed a church in Owerri Road, Enugu State, molesting over 50 men, both old and young while matching them to an unknown destination.
“We are bringing this to the attention of the world. The lives of these men should not be wasted for no crime committed. They were only at a place of worship today being Sunday the 30th of May 2021 and no arms were found with them,” a source told SaharaReporters.
Watch the video below:
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) May 30, 2021
However, the police, without making reference to the incident in the church said 54 persons were brought to Headquarters for questioning for “gathering” at Owerri Road, Ogui, Enugu.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement, said, “54 persons were seen to be unlawfully gathered at Owerri Road, Ogui, Enugu, and brought to Headquarters for questioning.
“After nothing incriminating was found on them, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, addressed and cautioned them to go home and maintain peace. They all left happily, please.”