By Livingrich Ezeikpe (Abia writers)
Edited by Livingrich Ezeikpe 
Without mincing words it should be clearly understood that the decision of the Nigerian government to unleash total war on unarmed and innocent civilians is an aberration. The act which they caption "Operation Python dance 11" is anti-the very Nigerian Constitution which is claimed to be supreme in the state. The act is nothing short of creation of violence where there is none. 

This case which is viewed by some people as a case between FG v Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB, which has attracted international attention and which in the month of March 2017 Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja ruled that FG has failed to establish that IPOB is an unlawful organization in order words IPOB was declared to be a legal organization and it is a known fact that the Federal government didn't appeal against the judgement. By implication and rightly so, The Indigenous peoples of Biafra is a legal organization. And being a legal organization and a peaceful one for that matter the federal government is by its act infringing on IPOB's fundamental rights which actions contravenes all Nnamdi Kanu's cum IPOB's rights as contained in chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (with amendment) 

Methinks it is not a hard nut for legal experts to recall that section 217_220 of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (with amendment) clearly states the functions of Nigerian Army. 
Therefore in view of the above-mentioned sections of the Nigerian Constitution, it is apparent that the current Operation" Python dance 11" in the South East (Biafra land) is unconstitutional. 

Is the operation to checkmate the activities of an organization which the Federal High Court Abuja has declared to be legal? Or to intimidate civilians? We are in a democratic dispensation and such military operation is undemocratic and unconstitutional. 

It should not be twisted, the fact-in-issue here deals with the legality of what the Nigerian military is doing. Based on the Constitution that Nigeria believes to be supreme, the actions of the military against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu cum IPOB is clearly ultra vires. 

The indigenous peoples of Biafra are a people who are entitled to a desire that I think should be fully looked into especially considering the fact that they have been going about their request in a peaceful manner. So far there is no evidence of criminality that they have exhibited in their quest for which all these wicked acts and extreme measures of Nigeria should be meted out to such a peaceful people. 

The international community can no longer play blind eyes over the evils of the Nigerian government towards the Indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB) cum Nnamdi Kanu. The United Nations and other international organizations should be aware that the behaviour of the military against a defenceless and unarmed civilian population-Biafrans to be precise is reprehensible. The question is What has Nnamdi Kanu or indeed the Biafran people done to warrant this archaic show of barbarism and force against innocent people? This call becomes important because we are on the brink of a total breakdown of law and order and a prolonged and bloody armed conflict courtesy of Nigerian government and its army that can only combat defenceless civilians and in the night for that matter-very shameful of a country's military.

I call on the UN, U.S.; Isreal etc and other international organizations to urge Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the army from the east and leave Nnamdi Kanu cum IPOB alone. He should be educated to know that terrorising your own people with soldiers is not the act of a courageous man but rather the act of a tyrant, a coward and a bully. 

The international community is hereby called to bear witness to what is unfolding in Nigeria and we will hold Buhari responsible and accountable for all the lives so far lost in this his "operation Python Dance ll".

Caution must be exercised in the manner in which Nigerian government is dealing with IPOB because this is a democracy or as claimed.

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