Abuja - International human rights organizations have condemned the killing of unarmed civilians by security forces following the discovery of a pit in Aba that contained the bodies of 13 people, Naij has reported.
The South East Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) has since addressed letters to Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazzau, raising the alarm on the corpses that were discovered, saying that the deceased belonged to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and that they were killed on February 9.
In the letters, SBCHROs alleged that 22 IPOB members were shot and killed by security forces, while a further 30 were left critically injured as a result of the clash.
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According to the group, 2 people out of the 22 were escorted away by police from the Abia State command, while the remaining members were packed into two military trucks and escorted away by Army personnel.
The group has also claimed that chemical substances were poured over the corpses in the pit, making the bodies look taller and older than they were originally.
The SBCHROs claimed that upon contact of a pathologist, test revealed that the substance used on the bodies contained a mixture of raw acid and embalment substances for the purposes of erasing the facial features of those killed and rendering the corpses odourless.
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