A Facebook user and NHIS
officer, Bridget Anurika Eze, took to the platform to narrate how she
was harassed yesterday by IPOB members despite being Biafran.
According to her, All her life She has never had a first hand experience of public harassment like yesterday. She wrote;
MY EXPERIENCE WITH IPOB BOYS TODAY.
All my life I have never had a first hand experience of public harassment like today.
As part of our normal routine in the
office and the scheme at large, we left for facilities inspection at
Aba, and off Aba along port Harcourt road.
After we were done and coming back, we
got to enyimba Junction/bakassi,coman see ipob boys terrorizing people,
everyone running for their lives. We kept on moving but slowly and
noticed that the road was kinda dry. Before we knew it ipob boys rushed
out from nowhere and attacked our hilux, they where more than 15,
carrying different weapons, one of them used shovel and hit the hilux
hard, before I could blink my eyes they opened the door and started
dragging us out, I heard my oga chorused , NO please, we are BIAFRANS ” I
joined them o, and was shouting, biafra, biafra.. This boys weren’t
even listening, one used a heavy big stone and was hitting my oga,others
were removing the car Cover seat that’s made of Nigeria color /coat of
arm. That we are not biafra, that’s why we had that on, that were is our
flag or means of identification…. I didn’t know what to do, they
dragged me outta the car, I came down didn’t know what to do, I thought
of hiding under the hilux but no way because they were just everywhere. I
was just praying my last prayer just incase they decide to kill us.
Ever seen or witnessed any case of jungle justice? Now, that’s exactly
the scene today.
The other part of the road was another
set of ipob boys damaging a truck full of goods, and another dangote
truck full of cement on fire already. All this I witnessed/saw within 20mins…
Finally I heard oya enter your motor and run for your life. We sped off. It was just I, the coordinator, and the
driver. I started asking the driver why they allowed us go, our driver
said he gave them 500naira that’s why they said we should go.
On our way still driving carefully,
because they are everywhere, we saw soldiers in their convoy coming down
to calm the situation.
On entering umuahia, the check points
are tight, every living thing except the driver inside a bus, car, keke
must come down and raise his/her two hands up to be sure the person
isn’t with any weapon. Oh well…
Until there’s a legal/defined way to go
about this biafra thingy, there will never be peace. If you haven’t
experienced this ipob boys and there madness you will not understand ,
it’s not about writing epistle on Facebook in the comfort of your home
that they should give us biafra this and that. This boys are terrorizing
us, their people, the igbos per se. Imagine if they had killed us or any of us. Just like that. Most of this ipob boys are touts, and thieves, I almost forgot to say that they took our drivers phone too. And returned it when he gave them the money.
This is too much really.
My heart is still heavy.
Find attached the selfies I took before
and after, u’ll notice the car seat cover that was removed. I couldn’t
take pictures of the other scenes because I was scared.