Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the alleged attack on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, describing it as a clear demonstration of how President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is treating the people as a conquered territory.
Kanu’s home in Abia State was allegedly attacked by Nigerian soldiers who reportedly shot three people dead and wounded several others.
The army has however denied the attack which video has continued to trend on social media.
But in its reaction, the Igbo apex body, Ohanaeze, in a statement issued in Abakaliki, by its national publicity secretary, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga, on Monday condemned the alleged invasion.
The statement read in part, “The invasion of Nnamdi Kanu’s home is brazen show of military brigandage and sheer prostitution of power without authority. It baffles me that soldiers are unleashed on a person that is peaceful and devoid of violence, while the gun-trotting herdsmen are still on rampage in virtually every nook and cranny of Nigeria. It is a pity that the tenets of democracy are being battered with reckless impunity in Nigeria.
“The Operation Python Dance is a deliberate ploy to gag the South-East like a conquered territory. There is no doubt any longer about the disposition of the APC-led Federal Government on the Igbo. The recent NNPC appointments strongly attest to our assertions and these consequential events dramatise them beyond doubt.
“Today, Boko Haram is still killing and herdsmen pulverising villages but it is in the South-East that is even peaceful that soldiers are deployed at close points. Expectedly, the soldiers now unleash economic mayhem on motorists and deal brutally with those who refuse to bring the ‘white.’ I think what we have is choreographic democracy.”
Ohanaeze’s condemnation of the attacks is one among many others from different parts of the country, especially Igbo groups and personalities.
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