Uwazuruike alleged that military men invaded his hometown in Onuimo Local Government of Imo State and abducted the security guards on Sunday night.
Speaking via a statement by his Director of Information, Chris Mocha, the MASSOB leader said that the soldiers abducted four of his security details.
Uwazuruike subsequently appealed to the Commander of 32 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, near Owerri, to ensure the release of his security men.
The statement said, “Some Nigerian soldiers stormed my Okwe country home and abducted four of my security details guarding MASSOB Freedom House in Onuimo Local Government.
“No provocation led to the abduction and no explanation was offered by the soldiers.”
The Biafra agitator said members of BIM-MASSOB had never been indicted or found wanting by security reports, “because of the peaceful approach to our agitation for Biafra.”
Uwazuruike added, “The soldiers arrived at Freedom House in a Navy blue Sienna car sighted the MASSOB security men in front of the gate to the MASSOB Freedom House. The five soldiers walked straight to my security men and started flogging them without any explanation or provocation.
“The soldiers, after beating my members, blindfolded them with clothes and whisked them away to an unknown destination.”
Reacting, the Army spokesman, Joseph Akubo said soldiers do not kidnap, but only arrest men of questionable character.
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He, however, said other sister security agencies, such as Navy and Air Force wear army uniforms.
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