Nnamdi Kanu’s Petition To UN, EU, US, UK, Russia, Israel, Over Military Operation
The leader of the Indigenous People of
Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has petitioned the European Union on the
ongoing military operation in south east region of Nigeria.
The IPOB leader in the petitioned dated
September 14, accused the Nigerian military of 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
Other countries include; the United Kingdom and France.
Kanu in his letter called for the
immediate intervention of the UN, the EU, the US and these other
countries on the invasion of the military in the region
He urged the comity of nations to
prevail on the Nigerian government to suspend further military action in
the south eastern states of the country and withdraw ‘the rampaging
troops’ from the region.
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
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
defencesless members of the Indigenous People of Biafra who are merely
exercising their constitutional guaranteed rights to
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.