Kanu petitions UN, US, others over Army invasion of Igbo land

 Following the ongoing military operations in the South East, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has petitioned the European Union, UN.
In the petition dated September 14 and signed by his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu accused the Nigerian military of intimidation, torture, arrest, abduction and killing of people of the South East.
The letter was addressed to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the European Union High Commission, the Presidents of United States of America, Russia and Israel.
In the petition, the IPOB leader urged the UN, EU, US and other countries on the invasion of the military in the region.
Kanu stated that while innocent blood are being wasted in the region, the 1999 Constitution as amended did not allow the deployment of soldiers in the region in a manner presently done by the federal government.
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According to Kanu without the intervention of the comity of nations, the killings and torture would continue.
The letter reads: “Unarmed civilians largely made up members of the Indigenous People of Biafra are now being tortured and murdered in cold blood on a daily basis.”
“We have no doubt that the undisclosed reason for deploying troops to south eastern states by the President Buhari-led administration is to attack unarmed and defenseless members of the Indigenous People of Biafra who are merely exercising their constitutional guaranteed rights to self-determination.
“The situation in the south east of Nigeria is serious and demand your urgent action Sir.

“The modus operandi of the Operation Python Dance II presently adopted by the military deployed in the south east offends all known rules of professional engagement even in a war zone.”

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