South East Senators Expressed Worry Over Army And IPOB Row

South East Senators Expressed Worry Over Army And IPOB Row

The South East Senate Caucus on Tuesday expressed sadness over military show of force in the South East, particularly their recent alleged incursions into the home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).

In a statement issued by its chairman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, described the action as “ willful personalisation of the operation and deliberate abuse of the people’s fundamental right. Adding that the military’s operation ‘python dance 2’ restricted to the South East in a peace time, has no doubt fouled the environment and sent strong signal that the region is under siege, which should not be so in a democracy.

The statement said: “We had hoped that our ongoing engagement with the group be given a chance, and here we are, with a hurried military action deep into a highly populated area with high propensity for casualty, which occurrence would rather escalate the already tense situation.

“We therefore urge extreme caution, and advise the military to de-escalate the situation and choose the best operational modus that will not only guaranty the safety of Nigerians, but also enhance national unity.

“Nigeria is not at war, people are only exercising their constitutional and universally guaranteed rights. So far they are carrying on in a manner that had never given room to violence which could warrant a wholesale military expedition.”

 

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