The activities of the governments of the South East States against the agitators for the peaceful actualization of the republic of Biafra under the auspieces of the group MASSOB led by the freedeom activist, Chief Ralph Uwazurike appear to be gradually unearthing its secret injustices tucked away in the many mortuaries scattered in the five South East States of Ebonyi, Anambra, Imo, Abia and Enugu State.
A new discovery at one of the mortuaries in Onitsha, Anambra State blew the lid off the 5year old secret kept by the current State administration. As gathered by 247ureports.com through sources within the State Security Services [SSS] indicates that 3 corpses of MASSOB were recently discovered at the Idenmili Mortuary located along the Owerri/Onitsha expressway, 2 corpses were identified at the Boromi Mortuary located in Onitsha. Others which are yet to be identified were said to have been deposited at the mortuaries in and around the Onitsha metropolis.
The unidentified corpses, as gathered, were deposited secretly into the mortuaries following the “shoot at sight” order given by the then new governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi [the All Progressive Grand Alliance. APGA governor] in April/May of 2006. The “shoot at sight” order was given to the Nigerian military men to kill at sight any member of MASSOB seen in Anambra State, particularly in Onitsha. Field reports of 2006 had it that many members were killed/murdered. Among the killed were also innocent residents of Onitsha who were suspected to be members of MASSOB.
As the killings began to escalate to careless levels, it began to resemble a masacre of MASSOB members in the hands of northern dominated Nigerian military. The residents of Anambra and the Anambra indigenes scattered across he disapora began to frown at the slow masacre that was sanctioned by the State government of Anambra State through the leadership of Gov Peter Obi. The Peter Obi administration, in an effort to control the killings, and to douse the angry reaction rising from the international Anambra community, chose to hide the corpses of the murdered in order to articifially deflate the number of murdered victims reported to the public. Many of the dead bodies were stashed in the mortuaries located in the environs of Onitsha.
One of the many mortuaries where Gov Peter Obi personally instructed for the corpses to be deposited was one owned by a former Anambra State House of Assembly member, Hon Frank Anthony Igboka. As gathered, the Govenor pleaded with the owner to tamper with the actual number of corpses deposited at his mortuary in order to affect the total tally of the murdered members of MASSOB. The owner is yet to be compensated for his services.
Indications are that many other corpses belong to MASSOB are littered across the mortuaries in Anambra and the other South East States.