By Chimpuruimeihenile Immanuel Ukoha (Abia writers)
Edited by Livingrich Ezeikpe
The Nigerian government pays more of lip service to her constitution than work in accordance with it. The constitution of the Nigerian state is made only for the poor in the state. There are more than a thousand attorneys at law, who spent years in the Nigerian universities studying law but can't speak up when the law is broken by the bourgeois, maybe because of bribery or fear of losing their lives.

On Tuesday, the 12th of September 2017, some IPOB members who were en route Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s place were murdered by the Nigerian soldiers at isialangwa, some were injured, some arrested and tortured while some were arraigned in a court on 18th September 2017 at Umuahia. About 64 IPOB members were charged with treasonable felony and will have their case continued on 26th of October 2017.They were charged with treason for belonging to an association of their choice, IPOB, which is allowed by the Nigerian constitution. They were charged with treason for going to Umuahia and for also holding a peaceful gathering.

The Nigerian government and soldiers have broken their laws embedded in their constitution, and by that need to be punished severely by law. They failed both international and local laws; they shot and massacred peaceful IPOB members, who were just exercising their right to self-determination, which is a part of the United Nations' charter. They are encroaching on the fundamental Human Rights of these persons by not allowing them to hold peaceful gatherings, by not allowing them to move from one place to another, by arresting these fellows for being part of an organization of their choice, by detaining them for more than 5 days without the order of a court of competent jurisdiction, by that defiling the writ of habeas corpus.

The Nigerian military broke so many bylaws which they are supposed to enforce and should be severely punished, instead of dancing "python dance 2" in the Southeast. Although I am not surprised as to why the Nigerian soldiers are behaving the way they are doing now because of all names they chose to tag their operation "python dance". Remember the ways of a Python or snake is always crooked and not straightforward, so that's why they are killing people they are supposed to protect.

By this, the world is put on notice that the whereabouts of more than 60 Biafrans, apart from the 64 that were arraigned in court on the 18th of September, are yet to be known after being illegally kidnapped by the Nigerian military on 12th September till date. The world should ensure that these peaceful freedom fighters are released to us.

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