IPOB: 'How Biafra supporters brutalized us, collected N500 bribe' - Victim

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Bridget Anurika Eze almost lost her life in a confrontation with IPOB members

A victim of the brutality of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra has narrated the harrowing experience she faced in their hands.

A young lady who narrowly escaped being lynched by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB], has taken to the social media to narrate her harrowing experience.

The victim, Bridget Anurika Eze, a staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme [NHIS], narrated how the irate IPOB members waylaid her and her colleagues in a vehicle on their way from an assignment and almost snuffed the life out of them.

Eze added that they were only allowed to go after parting with a paltry sum of N500 which the group demanded from them.

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Read what Eze wrote on her Facebook wall:

"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, off Aba/Port Harcourt road.

After we were done and coming back, we got to Enyimba Junction/Bakassi; come and see IPOB boys terrorizing people, with everyone running for their lives. We kept on moving but slowly and noticed that the road was kinda dry.

Before we knew it, the IPOB boys rushed out from nowhere and attacked our Hilux vehicle; they were more than 15, carrying different weapons. One of them used a shovel to hit the Hilux very hard.

Before I could blink my eyes, they opened the door and started dragging us out. I heard my oga saying; 'No please, we are BIAFRANS.' I joined them o, and was shouting, Biafra, Biafra.

 

The boys weren't even listening; one used a heavy big stone and was hitting my oga while others were removing the cover from the seats in the vehicle which had Nigeria's colors and the coat of arm.

They were saying we are not Biafra, asking us why we had Nigerian colors in the car. They asked if we claim to be Biafrans, we should show them their flag or means of identification.

I didn't know what to do; they had dragged me out of the car at that time and I didn't know what to do. I thought of hiding under the Hilux but there was no way because they were everywhere.

I was just saying my last prayer just in case they decided to kill us. Have you ever seen or witnessed any case of jungle justice? That was exactly what was going on.

On 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 was on fire already.

Finally, I heard them say 'oya enter your motor and run for your life' and we sped off. That was when I asked the driver why they allowed us go and he said he gave them 500 Naira as a bribe for them to let us go.

On our way, we were still driving carefully because they are everywhere. We saw soldiers in their convoy coming down to calm the situation.

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Until there's a legal/defined way to go about this Biafra thing, there will never be peace. If you haven't experienced these IPOB boys and their madness, you will not understand.

It's not about writing an epistle on Facebook in the comfort of your home that they should give us Biafra, this and that. These 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 only after he gave them the money.

This is too much really. I just Thank God we came out of this alive."



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