Biafra: Fayose fumes, accuses Buhari, calls on international community over killing of Igbo youths on Biafra Day
PARIS, JUNE 2, 2016:(DGW) - THE Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose while condemning the killings of pro-Biafra agitators accused President Muhammadu Buhari of an illconceived plan to turn the Igbos and other people in the Niger Delta to what he described as “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 issued on Wednesday, 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.”
The Ekiti Governor said never in Nigeria's political history has the country been this politically divided since Buhari took over the reins of power.
“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 there is no way Buhari could extricate himself from the culpable acts of the security operatives by shooting unarmed protesters who are only agitating for self-determination.
He said no fewer than 150 Igbo unarmed Igbo youths have been killed since August 2015 under Buhari's order.
“It appears that President Buhari has made up his mind to eliminate as many South East and South South people as possible and lovers of the corporate existence of Nigeria and its people should call the president to order.”
“I am alarmed that Nigerians who were only on peaceful protest could be shot at and killed by security agents and after the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians, security agents could demonstrate their heartlessness by coming up with justifications for the criminal act.
“One is however not surprised because every evil perpetrated by the Buhari-led government against Nigerians, especially those the presidents appears to hate have been justified by those who perpetrated them.
“We were in this country when over 1,000 Shiite Muslims were killed and buried overnight in Zaria, Kaduna State and the murder was justified. We were also here when over 400 Agatus were killed in Benue State and the President said nothing.
“The Monday killing of over 30 Igbo youths is therefore condemnable. Its justification is barbaric, heartless, crude and must be condemned by all lovers of unity of Nigeria and its people.
“I therefore wish to express my sympathy to the people of the South Eastern part of Nigeria and I urge them to remain resolute in their agitation for a Nigeria in which all Nigerians are treated equally irrespective of their tribe and religion.”