A video shared online shows the moment Men suspected to be Nigerian Police Force were seen shooting indiscriminately into a hostel yesterday (19th May) in Owerri as they conduct a house-house search for IPOB, ESN members.
This is coming barely 48 hours after IGP, Usman Baba , declared war on IPOB, ESN while ordering his police officers to ignore the rules of engagement and human rights.
“Don’t mind the media shout; do the job I command you. If anyone accuses you of human rights violation, the report will come to my table and you know what I will do. So, take the battle to them wherever they are and kill them all. Don’t wait for an order.
“What another order are you waiting for when Mr. President had ordered you to shoot anybody carrying AK-47 rifle? Quote me, even a dead policeman can be tried and dismissed from the force and his family will not get his benefits.
“So, don’t seat and wait for them to come; take attack to them and don’t lose your arms to criminals,” the acting IGP said.
In the Video, the men could be seen shooting inside the hostel while standing near the fence.