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Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomole

A GROUP of concerned Nigerians and human rights advocates has decried the spate of killings and kidnapping in the last month in Benin City, Edo state, and the recent “illegal arrest of 11 innocent and responsible citizens who paraded in Abuja as suspects.”

The group made the call at a meeting in Benin City.

The group’s leader who did not want to be named “because of the prevailing atmosphere of uncertainty’ told The Guardian that the meeting was “a laudable forum for our us to talk, listen and express the plights or address the nation’s crucial problems.”

It comprises friends and Nigerians from different tribes such as traditional chiefs, members of the public and leaders among others, he said.

He went on: “The 11 were invited by the police and government to a series of meetings to help them find solution to the spate of killings in the state adduced to cultism. It was at the last invitation they honoured that they were arrested by the police unlawfully and bundled to Abuja after undergoing serious torture in Benin.

“They are law-abiding citizens who offered to help the police and government of Edo State in fighting cultism and killings in the state.”

They called on the government to intervene and that they should be released unconditionally.

According to the group, “human rights cases have been reported in all the geographical zones of the country, and some are politically motivated killing by hoodlums, while others are extra-judicial killings,” imploring the “security agencies to do clear and proper investigations before actions are taken.”

The group added: “It is the handiwork of hoodlums in the state in disguise of the cultism. The hoodlums have continued to make life unbearable for people in the state, and their actions have put fears in the lives of our people.”


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3 Comments
  • Rev

    We must declare a season of intense prayer and fasting…
    “If my people who are called by my Name shall humble themselves and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, I the Lord will hear from Heaven and I will heal their land”

  • Idris Aloma

    We can all vividly imagine who this “group” is. More top cultists of course, lying (as usual) about being “human rights advocates”. There are truly no limits to their mendacious shamelessness!
    This quote stands out as particularly moronic: “They are law-abiding citizens who offered to help the police and
    government of Edo State in fighting cultism and killings in the state.”
    1) No, they are not law-abiding. Being in Black Axe, Eiye etc. is illegal, unlwaful, against the law, and since they are cultists they are obviously not law-abiding and innocent.
    2) No, they did not offer to help fight cultism and killing, since they are cultists and certainly have no interest in fighting their own mafias (or in their words “movements”). Also they have no interest in stopping the killing. All the contrary, they sponsor it for their own selfish purposes. After all they got into their government positions due to being cultists!!
    How stupid do these cultist asshats think people are, for crying out loud!!! Let them all rot in jail!

  • Uche Tobias

    I’m reliably informed the group of Nigerian “human rights advocates” is none other than The Neo Black Movement of Africa (aka NBM and Black Axe). This goes a long way to explain the crazy levels of nonsense and bullshite within this article.

    Firstly the NBM are no more “human rights advocates” than Saddam Hussein was. It is a mafia group that engages in almost every criminal enterprise under the sun: they murder and kidnap people, they aid crooked cultist politicians rig elections, human traffic, drug traffic, engage in credit card crime and fraud and many many more worrying things.

    Next they lie through their teeth. These self-proclaimed “”human rights advocates” fraudulently claim to have partnerships with the British Red Cross and The United Nations. Having written to both organisations I can confirm these are lies. Also whilst parading themselves as “human rights advocates” they like the world to see them as a kind of African UNICEF who care about the future of our continents children. This been the same group responsible for countless murders of children.

    They have “decried the spate of killings and kidnapping”. This is the spate of the thousands of murders and kidnappings they have been caught for since their formation in 1977? They are famous to only “decry” what they or other members are caught for.

    They describe the murder suspects, all whom are confirmed cultists, as: ““illegal arrest of 11 innocent and responsible citizens”. Firstly their innocence in the matter of them been charged for ‘conspiracy to murder’ will be decided soon within our judiciary system. They are however unquestionably guilty, beyond any doubt, of all been illegal cultists. Prohibited under the cult and secret societies bill. They are not “11 innocent and responsible citizens”. They are 11 criminals.

    “The group’s leader who did not want to be named “because of the prevailing atmosphere of uncertainty” is called Oritsebemigho Eyeoyibo aka Augustus Bemigho-Eyeoyibo is known within the Neo Black Movement as: Lord Aare Ona Kankanfo.

    He is primarily a mafia boss overseeing a criminal empire around the world and secondly a hotel owner. The “uncertainty” he describes is whether or not the Inspector General of the Police is going to turn up at Roseview Court Hotel one day soon and take him away for interrogation.

    It’s laughable that a group of cultists such as the NBM meet to discuss the “nation’s crucial problems.” They must surely heard that they have been declared that they are near the top of the “nation’s crucial problems.”. This is a view that is positively widespread across the whole nation and that is why as we speak more than 100 of them have just been arrested.

    The 11 criminal cultists were “invited by the police and government to a series of meetings to help them find solution to the spate of killings in the state adduced to cultism”. Which was a positive move by the police to address the murders with those looking most likely to be the conspirators responsible.Among them the likes of Osunde Aigbedo aka Lord Bizingo of the Black Axe who had weened his way into government in the State. Even more positive was that the last ‘meeting’ saw them all arrested.

    With all due respect to him…. Oritsebemigho Eyeoyibo does make one accurate and honest comment in the article when he says: “It (the killing) is the handiwork of hoodlums in the state in disguise of the cultism”.

    The NBM are hoodlums. They kill people.

    Lastly the NBM have called on the government to “intervene and that they should be released unconditionally”…..

    Not going to happen!!!

    Read more at: bemigho147watch.wordpress.com