Nnamdi Kanu Writes UN, EU, US And Others Over Operation Python Dance (See Letter)
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has petitioned the United Nations, UN, European Union and others on the continued alleged rampaging of the Nigerian Army in the South East which has been largely targeted at him and the IPOB.
According to Kanu, in the petitioned dated September 14, the Nigerian military have engaged in intimidation, torture, arrest, abduction and killing of civilian populace in the southeast.
The letter written by the counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, 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.
Other countries include; the United Kingdom and France.
He called for the immediate intervention of the UN, the EU, the US and the others aforementioned to stop the rampaging of the Military in the South East as the invasion has created deep unrest and fear in the area.
Reports indicate that several youths largely dominated by the IPOB in Aba and Rivers state have been wounded by the sporadic shootings and attacks of the troops while some have been killed with others missing.
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."
Also attaching video and photographs of victims of the alleged attack, Kanu said the hostility against the IPOB members has escalated to other neigbouring states resulting in bloody casualties.
He said: "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."
He added that while innocent bloood 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.
Kanu noted that without the intervention of the comity of nations, the killings and torture would continue.
"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," Kanu added.