Top Social Icons

Responsive Full Width Ad

Left Sidebar
Left Sidebar
Featured News
Right Sidebar
Right Sidebar

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

IPOB: Jonathan condemns deployment of soldiers, slams Lai Mohammed













By Chukwuemeka Chimerue || For Biafra Writers

September 19, 2017

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticized his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for planning to extend the military "show of force" to the South-South and the South-West geopolitical regions of the country.

Jonathan said this in a Facebook post on Tuesday which was signed on his behalf by his aide, Reno Omokri.

The former President was emboldened by the statement by Senate President Bukola Saraki who had said the military had no right to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terror group.

He said, “However, we want to advise the Buhari administration, which has announced plans to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West through Operation Crocodile Smile, to tread with caution.

Read Also: BIAFRA: PRESS RELEASE; FREEDOM FIGHTERS? YES! TERRORISTS? NO! - BIANCA OJUKWU

“Nigeria is no longer under military rule. In a democracy, you separate the military from the police. The military is not meant to fight criminality within a nation because they are trained to fight a nation’s external enemies.

“It is the police that are trained to fight crime internally. When the military starts doing the job of the police and starts fighting or doing what they call a ‘show of force’, the effect will not be to reduce crime. The effect will be to intimidate people.”

Jonathan also lambasted the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for saying the activities of IPOB started because he lost the 2015 election.

Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
The Biafra Times

No comments

Post a Comment

Responsive Full Width Ad

Copyright © 2016 The Biafra Times
Loading...