Emerging report from a video sighted by The PUNCH, on Sunday, indicates that Security Operatives, especially Policemen, have raided a Church on Owerri Road, Enugu State, and marched suspected some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, away to an unknown destination.
The Church members were reportedly seen raising their hands and searched, as they exited the premises of the Church under the strict monitoring of the Security Operatives.
A source said: “The Nigeria Police and Military have just stormed a Church on Owerri Road, Enugu State, molesting over 50 men, both old and young, while matching them to an unknown destination.
“We are bringing this to the attention of the world. The lives of these men should not be wasted for no crime committed. They were only at a place of worship today being Sunday, the 30th of May 2021, and no arms were found with them.”
The Police however, said that 54 persons were brought to Headquarters for questioning, for “gathering unlawfully” at Owerri Road, Ogui, Enugu.
Without making reference to the incident at the Church, the Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, in the statement said: “54 persons were seen to be unlawfully gathered at Owerri Road, Ogui, Enugu, and brought to Headquarters for questioning.
“After nothing incriminating was found on them, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, addressed and cautioned them to go home and maintain peace. They all left happily, please.”