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Biafra: Senate to debate killing of 150 IPOB members Wednesday

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Senate on Tuesday agreed to discuss killing of 150 members of independent People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday.

Senate decision to debate the matter was sequel to point of order raised by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe at the resumption of plenary session on Tuesday.

It could be recalled that last week Amnesty International (AI) revealed extrajudicial execution and torture by Nigeria security forces, especially the Nigerian Army.

The torture led to the death of at least 150 pro-Biafra protesters across Nigeria’s south-east, between August 2015 and August 2016.

The report titled “Bullets Were Raining Everywhere”: Deadly Repression of Pro-Biafra Activists was released on Thursday.

It relied on the analysis of 87 videos, 122 photographs and 146 eye witness testimonies that revealed soldiers of the Nigeria military firing live ammunition to disperse protesters, most of them members of the separatist group, Indigenous People of the Biafra (IPOB), without warning.

According to AI, at least 60 defenceless IPOB protesters were shot dead within two days leading to the Biafra Remembrance Day of May 30.‎‎

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