The seven Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) women that were among those arrested and detained for almost one week by the Nigeria police in Owerri, Imo state capital on 17th August, 2018 narrated their ugly experiences in the dungeon of the Nigeria police custody. 

They did this on a special welcome meeting organised for them by the leadership of IPOB in Ebonyi state on Thursday 30, August 2018 to hear their own side of the story.

Those seven women and others who participated on the peaceful protest at Owerri by the IPOB women in Biafra land, could not hide feelings as they narrated their pathetic heart touching ordeal, within the few days they were kept in the prison custody at the state CID Owerri, Imo state.

Recall that about one hundred and thirty of IPOB women who took to the street of Owerri on Friday 17, August 2018 on a peaceful protest, demanding for the way about of the IPOB supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whom after the Nigeria army invaded his father's palace at Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia Abia state, on 14th September, 2017 got missing, were arrested, tortured, and detained for almost one week by the Nigeria police Imo state.

Mrs Ifeanyi Florence Chioma who abandoned her three months baby to the protest which were among the arrested women explained that, water was not given to them to take their bath not to talk of feeding them for the whole days they were kept in the dark scary room, she laments that her baby was forced out of breast feeding having stayed longer than she ought to take it.

They equally revealed how they were ridiculed by the police officers, calling them miscreants who do not have any job to do, that was why they motivated them to come from far and near to protest at Owerri. 

They said that food and under wears brought for them by the members of IPOB were rejected and denied of them, complained that they were lumped 45 each in a mini prison room.

They appreciated the leadership of IPOB and her indefatigable legal team led by Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Amarachi Ibeh Gift who stood by them making sure that they regain their freedom.

Still on the meeting, the women planned on the best strategies to adopt in combing the entire state on   evangelism, to ensure total compliance to the 'Sit At Home' and 'General Strike' in the whole of Biafra land, come 14th September 2018 which was set aside by IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to remember those killed by the Nigeria army during operation Python dance I & II and call for barricade of operation Python dance iii.

The state coordinator Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya and his executives attended the special seating with the victimized women to cheer them up.

The secretary to the Ebonyi state IPOB Mazi Eke Chukwuma and the chief protocol officer Mazi Ezeta Ozoemena, advised the women to let love thrive among them and urged them to work with one accord.

According to Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya, he urged the women to remain resolute and focused in the struggle to restore Biafra despite the challenges that maybe encountered, affirming that Biafra total freedom is at hand.

Written by:
Ogeh Friday Igiri
For: Ebonyi State Media 
(Abakaliki Province)

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