IPOB condemns killing of Christians in North, attacks by Fulani herdsmen, amalgamation of 1914

Campaign for Democracy, CD, has given the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum to remove from office the Director General of Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Musa Daura for his recent inciting statement in which he accused members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, of being responsible for the recent killing of Fulani herdsmen and two other Igbo personalities in Abia State.
In a statement issued in Onitsha, Anambra State at the weekend, the National Publicity Secretary of CD, Dede Uzor described Daura’s allegation as false and a clear indication of the warp mindset of the DSS director general.
CD said since the said killing of the Fulani herdsmen was investigated by both Governors Rochas Okorocha and Okezie Ikpeazu of Imo and Abia States respectively and found to be untrue, it was a rude shock that a so-called head of secret agency could paddle such untruth.
The party said the investigation carried out by the governors established that the herdsmen were actually killed by some kidnappers who were on rampage in some parts of Abia State and not IPOB or MASSOB members, as alleged by Daura.
Uzor contended that the 14-day ultimatum given to Daura is imperative because his allegation was so inciting and volatile that it is capable of leading to a full blown ethnic upheaval between the Hausas and their Igbo neighbours.
“As a supposed trained security expert, Daura should have known that such an unguided, unwarranted and inflammatory false allegation was capable of causing more problems between the two tribes.
“Secondly, Daura, to us, is not a respecter of law since he had continuously disobeyed court orders with respect to the detained leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, and former Chief Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Sambo Dasuki.”
Though CD commended the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase, for championing campaigns against human rights abuses within the police formations in the country, it urged him to set up human rights committees at the police Divisional levels nationwide to monitor cases of human rights violations.
CD warned that the era of killing unarmed protesting Igbo youths under the umbrella of IPOB or MASSOB was stressing that it was ready to join forces with others to challenge such abuses.
It equally urged the International Criminal Court, ICC, to extend its probe on human rights abuses in Nigeria to the indiscriminate killings of IPOB or MASSOB members who have the legal right to agitate for the restoration or actualisation of Biafra, rather than limiting such a probe to only Boko Haram insurgency.


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