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#Oyigbo/Obigbo Massacre; What really Happened?

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Robin Okwanma
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The recent killing of youths in Oyigbo/Obigbo L.G.A, Rivers State begun on 20th October 2020. During the #ENDSARS protest going on in Nigeria, police stations were burned down and three police officers were killed. These killings were reported to be carried out by members of the IPOB group. After this incident the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike declared a 24hour curfew on some L.G.A including Oyigbo.

On the 22nd day of October, there were reports of armed Fulani herdsmen going on a rampage killing youths even after a curfew was placed. Residents of Oyigbo reported that they could not sleep due to the gunfire even at midnight, bodies of youths were found everywhere after the commotion settled down.

As of 1st November 2020, Numerous report are on twitter about Military officers raiding homes within Oyigbo and killing or harassing suspect IPOB members.

Oyigbo L.G.A is largely occupied by the igbos and the Governor, Wike has stated previously that it has been the base for outlawed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) movements which often lead to violence in the community and Rivers as a whole.

Just before this happened, The rivers state government decided to put an end to any IPOB related movement within the state. Any IPOB movement will be put to stop and anyone who identifies with IPOB will be arrested (stated on a state wide broadcast 26th October 2020).

The Killings in Oyibo has currently supprased that of Lekki toll gate and hopefully the government will put an end to this before more lives are lost. If you have Updates, videos and Photos of the events happening in Oyigbo, kindly send us a mail with your phone number attached to  info@cyber.ng

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