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63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by EcoBrick: 12:19pm On Feb 19
ON FEBRUARY 18, 2021

By Ikechukwu Odu

At least 63 residents of Obigbo in Rivers State have regained their freedom after four months in different security personnel dungeons in Abuja.

The residents who were rendered incommunicado throughout their period of captivity were freed following the consideration of a bail application filed on Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 before an Abuja Grade 11 Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse by a human rights lawyer, Barr. E.R Okoroafor.

This was contained in a statement made available to Vanguard by an Onitsha-based human rights group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Intersociety, on Thursday.

According to the statement which was signed by the rights group’s Chairman of Board of Trustees, Emeka Umeagbalasi, and other principal officers, 53 other residents have been located in the DSS dungeons while searches are on to trace and free the remaining 140 others who were part of the 400 law-abiding residents of Obigbo while they were going about their lawful businesses between October and November, 2020.

Part of the statement reads “The International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law-INTERSOCIETY is happily announcing another major breakthrough in its campaigns to expose and end a booklet of atrocity crimes that have ravaged the Nigerian Army particularly under the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

This time, the major breakthrough recorded was the release on Monday, 15th Feb 2021 of 63 Obigbo residents, all males.

They were reportedly detained by the Nigerian Army at Obigbo in Rivers State and held incommunicado for four months or since Oct 2020 in Mogadishu Barracks and other security dungeons in Abuja.

“Their release followed the landmark consideration of their bail application filed on Wednesday, 10thFeb 2021 before an Abuja Grade 11 Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse.

“They were freed from four different Army, DSS and Police dungeons in Abuja and environs; namely: Mogadishu Army Barracks, Annex B at Asokoro, DSS Training Center at Central Business District and its abandoned facility at Zuba and the Nigeria Police College at Suleja in Niger State.

“The freed victims were part of over 400 innocent and defenceless Obigbo residents including over 60 girls and young women detained between Oct and Nov 2020 at their workplaces or on their way home from work or while engaging in other lawful social activities.


“The release of the 63 residents was made possible through the lawyerly and activist doggedness of Barr E.R. Okoroafor. Barr E.R. Okoroafor is a British citizen of Igbo nativity and international human rights lawyer.

“The efforts of the leadership of IPOB in this respect are also worthily recognized and appreciated.

“While it is hopeful that the newly located 53 young women in the DSS dungeons will soon regain their freedom, bringing the total number of the located or freed to 261; searches are still on to locate the remaining residents numbering over 140.

“This is owing to the fact that the Nigerian Army and DSS have refused to speak publicly on the whereabouts of the residents, the freed ones and why the over 400 residents were in the first place kept out of public knowledge till date.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/02/63-obigbo-residents-regain-freedom-after-4-months-in-dungeons/

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by Skyfornia(m): 12:20pm On Feb 19
Sometimes I marvel at the person of Nnamdi Kanu, the type of informations and intels he has about this government and evil leaders make him a superstar.

Someone outside nigeria yet has so much knowledge about things in our backyard...I wish the Igbo leaders will rally round and give him maximum support, I'm telling you the nigerian government will start treating Igbos with respect.

Maximum respect to you Nnamdi Kanu, even though I'm not in support of some of your actions, I respect your love and passion for Ndi Igbo.

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by Redoil: 12:21pm On Feb 19
Typical of Nigerian Security agencies
always arresting passerby and innocent people.

they should go after boko haram, fulani herds men and IPOOP
and stop arresting innocent people going about their business

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by AmbaliJ: 12:24pm On Feb 19
Smh. How can Wike use the army to detain that many innocent ipobs from Rivers for 4 good months, and ibo people are quiet?? Yet they are all over the Internet calling for protest at Lekki tollgate? What stops ibos from going to protest in Rivers and shutting down the state in support of their detained ipobs? No o. Dem sabi say Wike-the-wicked no dey look Uche face; if you be ibo and you do anyhow for Rivers, Wike go fvck you up and nothing will happen. But if na Lagos matter, dem go find their voices.

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by thebosstrevor1: 12:25pm On Feb 19
You wont be detained if you are not a criminal or a potential threat

Vanguard looks like a IPOB Media, they only know how to print lies.

Lets not forget, this people were arrested in Rivers state and then moved to Abuja, this shows that many of those released on bail were potential threat to the army, the police and dss.

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by November1857(m): 12:31pm On Feb 19
thebosstrevor1:
You wont be detained if you are not a criminal or a potential threat
Typical fulani muslim ! How many marauding fulani Herdsmen who are busy going killing spree across the south and mildle belt have your nepotistic and bias security agencies detain !

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by Skyfornia(m): 12:33pm On Feb 19
AmbaliJ:
Smh. How can Wike detain that many innocent ipobs in Rivers for 4 good months, and ibo people are quiet?? Yet they are all over the Internet calling for protest at Lekki tollgate? What stops ibos from going to protest in Rivers and shutting down the state in support of their detained ipobs? No o. Dem sabi say Wike-the-wicked no dey look Uche face. But if na Lagos matter, dem go find their voices.

Oga, lagos is for everybody, it is our resources they used in developing lagos. Stop talking as if lagos is for a particular tribe...even the tribe that claims lagos belong to them, majority of them don't pay taxes. They don't even have any source of income apart from begging and touting..

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by Akiara: 12:34pm On Feb 19
YOU DECODE THE HYENA FAST.

THAT GUY IS A CERTIFIED FULANI DESERT NINJA.

SHOW DEM NO MERCY!



November1857:
Typical fulani muslim ! How many marauding fulani Herdsmen that is busy going killing spree across the south and mildle belt has your nepotistic and bias security agencies detain !

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by AmbaliJ: 12:35pm On Feb 19
Akiara:
FOR LAGOS...YOU BE STAKE HOLDER? IF DEM ASK WHERE YOU DEY LIVE NA IGANDO..OKOKOMAIKO,BADAGRY,MUSHIN ETC....IGBO DON TURN YOU TENANT INSIDE YOUR OWN HOUSE.

IGBO DEY LAGOS DEY EXCEL
FULANI DEY INSIDE BUSH DEY PERFORM

THIS YORUBA OP DEY ONLINE DEY LAMENT.... GUY GO LOOK FOR GRAVE TO DIG... grin grin



What is this one saying? Why e be say na only online you ipob touts dey show muscle? Instead of focusing on how you people will release the remaining ipobs being tortured in Abuja dungeons, you are here bleating like an e-goat? Shey na Yoruba people kill and arrest your brothers for Obigbo? Answer me? The Wike that is behind ibo sufferings in Rivers is eating Ofensala as we speak, but you are here abusing Yoruba people. When will you ibo people be wise? What will it take for you people to receive sense??

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by IamWonderful: 12:37pm On Feb 19
Ok
Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by AmbaliJ: 12:38pm On Feb 19
Skyfornia:


Oga, lagos is for everybody, it is our resources they used in developing lagos. Stop talking as if lagos is for a particular tribe...even the tribe that claims lagos belong to them, majority of them don't pay taxes. They don't even have any source of income apart from begging and touting..

Can you ibo people forget Lagos for once in your pitiful lives, and focus on how to get your brothers being tortured at the behest of Wike, freed from the Abuja dungeons? Dem take Lagos swear for una??, Una go turn a blind eye to what is happening to your people in the East and start obsessing over Lagos. E be like say dem don swear for all of una.

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by thebosstrevor1: 12:47pm On Feb 19
November1857:
Typical fulani muslim ! How many marauding fulani Herdsmen that is busy going killing spree across the south and mildle belt has your nepotistic and bias security agencies detain !

Try as much as possible to stick to the topic of discussion, stop derailing.

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by Skyfornia(m): 12:47pm On Feb 19
AmbaliJ:


Can you ibo people forget Lagos for once in your pitiful lives, and focus on how to get your brothers being tortured at the behest of Wike, freed from the Abuja dungeons? Dem take Lagos swear for una??, Una go turn a blind eye to what is happening to your people in the East and start obsessing over Lagos. E be like say dem don swear for all of una.

Why e dey pain you!? Lagos is for everybody...if you like give yourself sleepless night, it doesn't change anything. Leave us make we fight our battle, but as for lagos, it belongs to every nigerian. Take it or you leave it!

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by GallantDuke(m): 12:50pm On Feb 19
Thank God
Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by OritoJasi: 12:51pm On Feb 19
AmbaliJ:


Can you ibo people forget Lagos for once in your pitiful lives, and focus on how to get your brothers being tortured at the behest of Wike, freed from the Abuja dungeons? Dem take Lagos swear for una??, Una go turn a blind eye to what is happening to your people in the East and start obsessing over Lagos. E be like say dem don swear for all of una.

That's because East-based igbo lives don't matter as much as the ones in Lagos. That's why they cherish the importance they derive from being in Lagos so much. undecided You can tell that from the way Wike and the Nigerian army have been killing them with impunity. From Python dance to Obigbo massacre. It seems igbo lives only begin to matter after they cross the Niger Bridge and make it into Lagos. Sad but true. embarassed lipsrsealed

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by tit(f): 12:55pm On Feb 19
Zoo is now a ruga

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by gidgiddy: 1:20pm On Feb 19
While Wike and the Nigerian Army are trying to destroy Obigbo, Nnamdi Kanu and Barrister Umeagbalasi were trying to get those who were arrested and taken to Abuja, released.

No matter how they try to hide it, whatever the Army did to these people will be fully revealed in due time

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by gidgiddy: 1:27pm On Feb 19
AmbaliJ:
Smh. How can Wike detain that many innocent ipobs in Rivers for 4 good months, and ibo people are quiet?? Yet they are all over the Internet calling for protest at Lekki tollgate? What stops ibos from going to protest in Rivers and shutting down the state in support of their detained ipobs? No o. Dem sabi say Wike-the-wicked no dey look Uche face. But if na Lagos matter, dem go find their voices.

They were detained in Abuja, not Rivers state

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by jlinkd78(m): 1:56pm On Feb 19
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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by capitalzero: 2:05pm On Feb 19
thebosstrevor1:
You wont be detained if you are not a criminal or a potential threat

Vanguard looks like a IPOB Media, they only know how to print lies.

Lets not forget, this people were arrested in Rivers state and then moved to Abuja, this shows that many of those released on bail were potential threat to the army, the police and dss.

I pity you thousands of innocent ones are wasting away in detentions. Reasons!! Indiscriminate arrest, slow judicial process and sheriff order of 1955.

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by IamPlato(m): 2:11pm On Feb 19
...


Buhari deserves a honorable terrible death...

In the world I never see where soldiers leave their enemies and started attacking the people they are meant to protect.


Only buhari is a terrorist, herdsman and bandit... God forbid...


Even devil sef is only know as SATAN but buharri is something else...



Everybody involved in this government today just know that in the future I will haunt you motherfuckerz down

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by IamFINESSE: 2:11pm On Feb 19
MNK FC
Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by ifytrik(m): 2:11pm On Feb 19
IamFINESSE:
MNK FC

Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by SimplyFacts: 2:11pm On Feb 19
There's nothing like freedom.

Thank God for their freedom
Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by SoulMus: 2:11pm On Feb 19
Ibo leaders are useless if this is true

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by bigdammyj: 2:11pm On Feb 19
Noted
Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by kilonshele101(m): 2:13pm On Feb 19
If only the military can leave innocent civilians out of this.


And focus on ipob miscreants both offline and online, making life difficult for innocent Igbo women.


They will come here to boast about the 200 Nigeria soldiers they killed and the 1000 military helicopters they brought down and they will still come here to complain that Nigeria army is killing and infringing on their rights.

Now they are doing as they are doing the innocent women a favor when they indeed brought this upon them.

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by gidgiddy: 2:13pm On Feb 19
thebosstrevor1:
You wont be detained if you are not a criminal or a potential threat

Vanguard looks like a IPOB Media, they only know how to print lies.

Lets not forget, this people were arrested in Rivers state and then moved to Abuja, this shows that many of those released on bail were potential threat to the army, the police and dss.

The unfortunate thing is that it is not for the security forces to determine who is a threat or a criminal, that is the job of the courts. The job of the security forces is simply to arrest and charge to court.

A situation where the security forces arrest someone, moves them to another part of the country and detains them for 4 months without any charge, is illegal, unconstitutional and a breach of the persons human rights

We are in a democracy, not military rule

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by Sijo01(f): 2:13pm On Feb 19
It's sad how Nigeria has gone from practicing democracy to autocracy

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Re: 63 Obigbo Residents Regain Freedom After 4 Months In Dungeons by OyigboUpdate: 2:14pm On Feb 19
thebosstrevor1:
You wont be detained if you are not a criminal or a potential threat

Vanguard looks like a IPOB Media, they only know how to print lies.

Lets not forget, this people were arrested in Rivers state and then moved to Abuja, this shows that many of those released on bail were potential threat to the army, the police and dss.

Vanguard is just helping IPOB get popular

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