Abuja - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
has lashed at President Muhammadu Buhari for reportedly ordering soldiers to
seize newspapers that have captions or stories related to Biafra.
Soldiers from 144 Battalion, Asa Ukwa West local council,
Abia State are said to have seized the publications.
The secessionist organisation said the order was an affront
to freedom spelt in the country’s constitution.
“What does Buhari want to achieve by seizing newspapers that
published Biafra stories?” asked an IPOB spokesperson.
“Which part of the 1999 Constitution is Buhari enforcing by
this dastardly act?”
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He said Buhari had violates Chapter IV of the 1999
Constitution of Nigeria and contravened the Seventh Schedule of the 1999
Constitution, and thus was a ground for impeachment?
“When will Buhari’s illiteracy-inspired insanity come to an
end?” IPOB quipped.
“By confiscating newspapers, Buhari has taken his madness to
another level. His despicable conduct is evidence that the International
Criminal Court shall consider when looking into the various crimes he has been
IPOB wants the administration tried for alleged crimes
“It is possible that Buhari is willingly working himself
into the prison yard in The Hague. Notwithstanding, the international community
must caution Buhari and stop him in his tracks.”
IPOB is among organisations advocating for the independence
of Biafra from Nigeria.
Biafra was a secessionist state in southeastern Nigeria that
existed from 30 May 1967 to 1970.
- CAJ News