Residents In Oyigbo groans as military continues operation against IPOB in Oyigbo Rivers State Which Has Led To Humanitarian Crisis.
Reports coming out from the ongoing military operation in Oyigbo, Oyigbo Local Government area of Rivers State indicate that there is serious humanitarian crisis due to lack of access to food, Medicare and other basic amenities for residents who have been shut in by the 24 hours curfew declared over the area since last Wednesday.
Most affected by the deprivations, according to the sources from the communities in Oyigbo, are women, pregnant women, children and the elderly.
The Governor is being accused of using the military to kill and intimidate the Igbo tribe in the state. The Igbos Living in Rivers state made this known that because of his hatred on Igbo people, he closed down Ikoku where Automobile businesses are being done by the Igbos.
They also said that one Mr Chima was killed by the E-Crack operatives (police) who is a mechanic at ikoku and the Governor refused to do anything about that because the man is an Igbo.
EndSARS protest happened nationwide which led to burning of some police stations, killing of some security operatives and looting but Presently, Governor Wike said that the killings, burnings and lootings in Rivers State were done by IPOB. Remember, when you talk about IPOB the next two things that will come to your mind is Biafra and Igbo tribe.
Now the Igbos are asking was it IPOB people that looted and burnt some houses in the Western, Northern and Southern parts of Nigeria during the EndSARS protest?
The woes of the residents who were caught unawares by the sudden imposition of the curfew have been compounded by closure of major markets, pharmacies and hospitals.
While all the banks in the area are not operating, most operators of POS in the area have also ran out of cash. The very few POS operators still in operation do so secretly and charge as much as 20 percent and above as commission, it was gathered.
Humanitarian organizations like Rotary, Red Cross and National Emergency Management Agencies, NEMA and others should be allowed into Oyigbo to provide succor for the people. It was also learnt that many people have been killed in Oyigbo by the Military.