The situation is Oyigbo area of Rivers state is tensed at this moment as some Soldiers, deployed on the request of the State Executive Governor, Nyesom Wike, are alleged to be on a merciless run on the youths in their aim to clamp down on the members of the outlawed group IPOB.
Governor Wike had as a result of the violence that trailed the #EndSars protest in the state ordered a clampdown on any member of the Indigenous People of Biafra, a group he claimed were a major factor in the fueling of the crisis.
The involvement of the Military in the community however has generated various reactions as reports of extrajudicial killings, torture and harassment are been alleged.
Images and footages on the trend in other areas like the Iriebe Community right in Obio Akpor LGA of Igwuocha, Rivers State, explains the height of terror the residents have been going through at the moment.
Let it be known to the world that the people being killed at Obigbo are innocent civilians. This is an ethnic cleansing in 21st century. Hope the people seeking for videos to talk about the ongoing #Obigbogenocide will start trending this crime against humanity. #Obigbomassacre pic.twitter.com/7QH64M9QCw— Xpsilver🍥 (@Xpsilver1) October 31, 2020
A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said youths in Oyigbo community are being labelled as members of Ipob without any chance of proper identification.
“I wonder why our governor should be treating us like criminals in a country we call our own. This action of the soldiers is as a result of the instruction being given to them by our governor”. he lamented.