The Campaign for De­mocracy, a human rights group based in Onitsha, Anambra State, has alleged that about 6,000 Igbo youths agitating for their rights have been killed by federal forces while no fewer than 800 are in de­tention in different prisons without trial.

The group made the al­legation during a protest march in Anambra State over the alleged killings.
The placard-carrying protesters moved from Up­per Iweka to Awka Road, Onitsha, even as the plac­ards read “Our sons are lan­guishing in detention with­out trial” and “Release Igbo youths now, CD tells FG”.

Other placards also read “INEC please stop this evil tactics – CD,” “Please probe the killings of 6,000 Igbo youths,” and “Who is afraid of Anambra Central Sena­torial poll,” among others.
They also urged the Fed­eral Government to release unconditionally, the na­tional coordinator of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Mr Chidie­bere Onwudiwe.

National Publicity Secre­tary of the group, Mr Dede Uzor, also expressed con­cern on the non-conduct of election into Anambra Cen­tral Senatorial Zone.
“The protest is in respect of the recent killing of un­armed Igbo youths and the non-conduct of election in Anambra Central Senato­rial Zone of the state and other parts of the country.

“This organization is not happy with the develop­ment and so, we decided to embark on protest to show the world that we want the Federal Government to look into the issues,” Uzor said.

He urged the Federal Government to constitute a panel of inquiry into the circumstances of the alleged killings of the youth, who embark on peaceful dem­onstrations for the realisa­tion of Biafra.
He also bemoaned the recent arrest and detention of the national coordinator of IPOB leader, Chidiebere Onwudiwe without charg­ing him to court where he could defend himself.

He said, statistics show that more than 800 Igbo youths agitating for their rights are in detention in different prisons without trial while about 6, 000 have been allegedly killed.

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