Richard Ginika Izuora
A four-man fact-finding team inaugurated by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), have been mandated to visit Oyigbo in Rivers State over reports of killings in the area.
This was contained in a statement issued by the NBA President, Olumide Akpata on Thursday, November 5.
This comes in the wake of reports of Nigerian soldiers going from house to house searching for Igbo youths.
Allegedly, many of them have been killed and several others subject to various degrees of abuse and maltreatment.
The development in Oyigbo is said to have followed attacks on security operatives during the EndSARS protest crisis, which Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike blamed on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
A Police station was set ablaze while some security operatives were allegedly killed.
Responding to the events in Oyigbo, Akpata wrote in a post on his Twitter handle, @OlumideAkpata, on Thursday:
“The NBA has followed with deep concern, the reports of killings of Nigerian citizens at Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
“Following the lifting of the curfew I have now set up a fact-finding team to visit Oyigbo.
“The 4-man team, which is led by the NBA 1st Vice President, John Aikpokpo Martins is to inquire into the events of the last few days and report to the NBA to enable us to determine the next action. The report of the team will be made public.”