The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said the armed soldiers and policemen murdered 21 of its members and abducted 47 others at the meeting ground in Enugu on Sunday.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful late Sunday evening.
IPOB denied claims by the Department of State Services, DSS, that its members killed five of their personnel as members of the organisation do not carry any form of weapons or arms as they had always been peaceful and would remain peaceful.
The statement titled, "Attention! Attention!! Attention!!!" appealed to the international community to wade into the unwarranted killing of Biafrans who were asking for self determination due to the atrocities against them by state agency officials.
The statement read in part, "The Nigerian government and her security agencies have once again exhibited another crude round of killing and massacre against the peaceful and unarmed IPOB family members in Enugu State today August 23, 2020.
"We are surprised how Nigerian security agencies would allow Fulani Janjaweed officers in their respective formations like army, police and DSS to be slaughtering our people without any provocation. This rampant killing of innocent members of IPOB will be recipocrated in due cause. IPOB members have been slaughtered and arrested in their numbers across different locations in Enugu State today Sunday August 23, 2020.
"We must warn and put the whole world on notice that Nigerian Government and her security operatives should stop killing our people because we are peaceful organization with the mandate of restoring Biafra sovereignty within the shortest period.
"Today, the Nigerian security personnel stormed IPOB meeting ground in Enugu and started shooting sporadically which consumed lives of 21 members and 47 arrested for just no cause or provocation.
"It is unfortunate that security operatives murdered innocent members and carried their lifeless bodies to unknown locations. The security in the whole world must understand that keeping quiet and following the rule of law should not be construed as weakness on the part of IPOB.
"IPOB is a well rooted movement committed fully on the pursuit for Biafra freedom and independence from Nigeria. We are not a violent group and there is nothing they can do to change our resolve to maintain peace and order in our land. The efforts of the Nigeria Government and her partners in crime in trying to push IPOB to change their tactics will amount to vanity.
"We are warning and asking Nigeria government and her security operatives to stop this atrocity immediately. Why have they refused to confront Fulani terrorists herdsmen, Boko Haram terrorists, Ansaru group,Fulani bandits, ISIS and other groups ravaging the country and busy killing innocent and unarmed citizens of IPOB?
"Those responsible for this barbaric killing in Enugu today must pay for their actions against IPOB at the appropriate time. It is laughable for DSS to be claiming that they lost five personnel in the hands of unarmed and peaceful people. It is clear to all that IPOB doesn't indulge or carry arms or involve with any object. IPOB is a peaceful movement and we must remain so till Biafra is totally achieved."