In a rather blunt expression over the recent Biafra day killings, Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose says that the government is fast turning the South East zones into “politically endangered species.”
First, the South East zones are yet to recover from the blatant fulani massacres. Recent reports also says that during the commemoration of the 49th anniversary of BIAFRA, over 30 Igbo youths were killed in Onitsha, Anambra state and more than 50 arrested.
Fayose insists that the gruesome deaths were uncalled for. He has called on the international community to step into the growing odd development in the country.
Witnesses report that security agencies interrupted their peaceful rallies which was done in honor of their deceased founder and leader, Chukwuemeka, Odumegwu Ojukwu.
The dead Igbo youths are identified as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). Fayose had this to say:
“To even justify the killing by claiming that the Igbo youths protest was orchestrated in order to mar the first anniversary of Buhari’s government is to say the least, wicked and animalistic.”
“It appears that President Buhari has made up his mind to eliminate as many South East and South South people as possible and lovers of the corporate existence of Nigeria and its people should call the president to order.”
“We were in this country when over 1,000 Shiite Muslims were killed and buried overnight in Zaria, Kaduna State and the murder was justified. We were also here when over 400 Agatus were killed in Benue State and the President said nothing.”
Governor Fayose is not the only one who has condemned the killing of these Igbo youths on Monday. Across the South East, protests were countered by the police and the military; as they made arrests of unarmed protesters.
IPOB directorate argues that it is suspicious that no law has been made against armed Fulani herdsmen. Yet the government is ordering for the disarmament of an unarmed group.
In an official statement that slammed the Nigerian Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, the IPOB registered their heartfelt anger.
The group says they had earlier obtained a police permission in Anambra state before embarking on the protest. So the counter action by security agents was simply malicious.