Thursday, September 28, 2023

Kanu’s Lawyer Accuses Police, Army Of Allegedly Killing IPOB Protesters In Abia

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The legal counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor accused the security agents including the army and police of killing and kidnapping peaceful protesters in Aba, Abia state on Friday.

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According to Ejiofor, the protesters engaged in a peaceful demonstration against the continued incarceration of Kanu by the Department of State Services since June 2021, but were met with brutality by security agents.

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In a statement issued on Saturday, Ejiofor mentioned that no fewer than ten protesters were killed while more than 100 were injured as a result of the assault the army and other security forces unleashed on them.

Kanu’s lawyer, then, vowed to use every legal means to get justice for the victims of the incident yesterday.

The statement read, “A gut-wrenching and disturbing news broke yesterday, the 31st day of March, 2023, from Abia State, to the effect that the combined team of the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army and other sister security agencies, launched an unprovoked attack on innocent and unarmed citizens protesting the continued illegal and unconstitutional detention of our indefatigable Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

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“During the bloody crackdown on unarmed civilians, over ten (10) persons were gruesomely murdered in cold blood, while over 100 persons were grievously injured by lethal weapons, and live ammunition used by these murderous security agents.

“Very disheartening is also the fact that over one hundred and fifty (150) persons amongst the peaceful protesters were abducted, and swiftly taken to unknown location(s) by the security agents, who equally confiscated and took away the dead bodies of those they killed.

“Unfortunately, the foregoing troubling/disturbing news have been verified to be true.

“It is indeed not a coincidence that this dastardly act is being committed on our land when the international community, more specifically, the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) group has beamed their searchlights on the unabated killings of innocent civilians in the South-East by both state and non-state actors.

“Yesterday’s unfortunate event/incident is a further confirmation of the fact that the appropriate institution/organization to classify/designate in the world Global Terrorism Index for their terrorist activities in the South-East, is the overzealous Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force and other sister agencies, which have repeatedly shown no restraint in their dastardly acts of genocidal massacre of unarmed/innocent civilians in the South-East, without due regard to the rules of engagement obtainable in a civilised society.”

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