In two separate press statements, the group chided the army for recklessness and callousness with reference to the latest murder of at least 2 persons [as above] by trigger-happy soldiers.
Elombah.com had, on Tuesday, reported about the gruesome murder of pro-Biafrans who were shot by soldiers while assembled in readiness for protest in Aba, Abia State.
Read the statements below:
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council
Stop Killing Unarmed Pro-Biafra Protesters, Nigeria Army
The attention of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council is drawn to the killing of some pro-Biafra prayer warriors who gathered at National High School, Aba to pray for the release of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu by elements of the Nigerian Army at Aba.
The Nigerian Army is crossing boundary by this relentless and unwarranted killings. Information at our disposal showed that the IPOB/MASSOB members were having a peaceful prayer with police permit at National High School Aba for the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu.
Suddenly the Army swooped on them and started raining life bullets on them killing many people and injuring others.
The police also arrested their leaders and moved them to the cell .The Army High Command and the Presidency should rein in the elements in the Nigerian Army who want to put the nation on fire by the killing of innocent and unarmed citizens.
Even if we are not in support of the breakup of Nigeria, that is no reason why the Army should use live bullets on defenceless people.
The Nigerian Army by its action is trying to make itself candidates for the International Criminal Court at The Hague for crime against humanity.
The Army should stop using life bullet on unarmed people. We do not live in a Gestapo and criminal state. President Buhari should do something now before it gets out of hand and plunge the nation into an avoidable conflict.
WHILE the Ohanaeze Youth Council is making spirited move to douse the tension arising over the trial of Nnamdi Kanu with its tour of the nation on peace and unity crusade, it will be a calamity for the Army to be putting fuel on the already burning fire. Enough of this disregard for human life.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro Mazi Okwu Nnabuike
National President Secretary General
Igbo Information Network
The Nigerian Army Should Stop Killing Unarmed Ipob/Massob Members
The Igbo Information Network hereby call on the Nigerian Army High Command to call its men and officers who take pride in killing innocent and unarmed MASSOB/IPOB members in the South East or South South to order.
The killing of pro-Biafra members who were having their monthly prayer meetings at National High School Aba is to say the least inhuman and atrocious. The Army may have been infiltrated by people that want to dismember the country quickly.
Why should the Army use life bullets on people having prayers for the release of their leader. Their action and brazen destruction of lives may lead into their trial by the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
Though we stand for one Nigeria based on equity and justice, any Nigerian also has the right to differ on that and the penalty for that should not be death but dialogue.
Nobody has the monopoly of violence or killings and the Army should not bring about anarchy in the country by its overzealousness. The ZARIA massacre is still fresh in our memory.
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