The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm over the alleged killing of Igbo youths in Imo State.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, it called on elders, religious and traditional rulers in the region to intervene.
IPOB, however, did not provide the names of the youths killed, when they were killed, the time and locations and the security personnel responsible for the killings.
The statement reads in part: “We’re raising alarm over the incessant killing of Biafran youths in Imo State.”
It added that some of the victims “committed no known crime other than going in flashy cars…
“We condemn the numerous deaths going on, especially this festive period in Imo State.
“They are just killing innocent people in the name of looking for Eastern Security Network (ESN) operatives.
“Why can’t they take those they arrest to their station for interrogation instead of killing them extra-judicially?
“Key questions to ask: Were these youths arrested with arms? Were they violent? Where on earth is it a crime to ride a flashy car?”.
Security agencies have accused the group of propaganda.
Among the allegations against IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu is that he made false claims about the President.
One of the counts says Kanu, “on or about the 28th April 2015 in London, United Kingdom, in a broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu State and other parts of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, referred to the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a paedophile, a terrorist, an idiot and an embodiment of evil, knowing same to be false”.