Fayose condemns killing of Igbo protesters

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the Monday killing of over 30 Igbo protesters who were mainly members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Move­ment for the Actualisa­tion of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), saying it appeared that President Muhammadu Buhari was turning the people of the South East and South South to what he called politically endangered species.

He called on the inter­national community to take note of the wanton killings being perpetrat­ed by the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communica­tions and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said there was no justification whatsoever for the killing of over 30 Igbo youths just because they were marking Biafra Day in memory of the former Leader of the de­funct Biafra Republic, the late Chukwuemeka Odu­megwu Ojukwu.

He said it was worri­some that Nigeria and its people had been more divided since the advent of Buhari’s government, adding that approach to civil unrests of any kind under the govern­ment was causing more security problems in the country.

The governor, who re­iterated his avowed belief in the unity of Nigeria, said it was unspeakable for security men to have used life ammunitions against the Igbo protest­ers and went on to justify the murder of innocent Nigerians just because their views were different from those of the Presi­dent.

“To even justify the killing by claiming that the Igbo youths protest was orchestrated in order to mar the first anniver­sary of Buhari’s govern­ment is to say the least, wicked and animalistic”, the governor said.

He said it was worri­some that more than 150 Igbo youths had been killed by Nigerian se­curity operatives under the directive of Buhari’s government, adding: “It appears that President Buhari has made up his mind to eliminate as many South-East and South-South people as possible.

Originally posted 2016-06-02 05:44:15.

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