ENUGU—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of breaching the 1999 Constitution, which he swore to protect by allegedly approving the killing of unarmed Igbo who were agitating for Biafran Republic. IPOB also frowned at the confiscation of newspapers that carried Biafran stories by armed soldiers in Aba, Abia State Tuesday, wondering what part of the constitution the publishers of the newspapers had infringed.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Mr Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, who are spokespersons for IPOB yesterday. The statement read, “Retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, the man who overthrew a democratically elected government in Nigeria on December 31, 1983 … has never hidden his orgy for the extermination of Biafrans. “Buhari was among the army officers who led the British-backed Nigerian military to massacre over two million Igbo at Owerri in 1968.
Since his forced entry into the presidency of Nigeria in May 2015, Buhari has supervised the massacre of Biafrans in their thousands. “When his government is not snuffing lives out of unarmed and peaceful Biafrans, he is incarcerating them and denying them access to basic information platforms. “Today (Tuesday) March 15, 2016, Buhari ordered his soldiers from 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West Local Government Council, Abia state to seize newspapers that have captions or stories related to Biafra.
“We are wondering how much low and absurd Buhari could get just to show that he relishes killing Biafrans and intimidating those who are lucky not to have been felled by his gun-toting killer squads. “What does Buhari want to achieve by seizing newspapers that published Biafra stories? Which part of the 1999 Constitution is Buhari enforcing by this dastardly act? “Is Buhari aware that what he did today violates every aspect of Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria? Does Buhari know that what he did today (Tuesday) is in contravention of the Seventh Schedule of the 1999 Constitution and is a ground for impeachment? When will Buhari’s inspired (action) come to an end? “By confiscating newspapers, Buhari has taken this madness to another level. His despicable conduct today is another evidence that the International Criminal Court, ICT, shall consider when looking into the various crimes he has been committing. It is possible that Buhari is willingly working himself into the prison yard in The Hague.”
By Emeka Mamah