Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has petitioned the United Nations (UN) and the United State over the ongoing military operations in the South-east.
In the petition signed by Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader accused the Nigerian military of intimidation, torture, arrest, abduction and killing of Igbo people.
The letter was addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, the European Union High Commission, the Presidents of United States of America, Russia and Israel.
In the petition, Kanu stated that while innocent blood are being wasted in the region, the 1999 Constitution as amended did not allow the deployment of soldiers in the region in a manner presently done by the federal government.
Unarmed civilians largely made up members of the Indigenous People of Biafra are now being tortured and murdered in cold blood on a daily basis.
We have no doubt that the undisclosed reason for deploying troops to south eastern states by the President Buhari-led administration is to attack unarmed and defenseless members of the Indigenous People of Biafra who are merely exercising their constitutional guaranteed rights to self-determination.
The situation in the south east of Nigeria is serious and demand your urgent action Sir.
The modus operandi of the Operation Python Dance II presently adopted by the military deployed in the south east offends all known rules of professional engagement even in a war zone.