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Nnamdi Kanu seeks UN intervension to take the military off Abia State streets

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The lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, ( IPOB ),  Nnamdi Kanu, has written to the United Nations regarding the ongoing tension in Nigeria’s South-east.

The  letter was dated September 14 and signed by Mr. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader is asking the UN to intervene to ensure the removal of soldiers in the South-east region, saying the security operatives are only there to ”intimidate, torture innocent civilians.”

According to the letter addressed to the office of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and copied to the office of the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ejiofor is asking the international community to intervene to prevent the continued stay of soldiers on the streets of the region.

“We have no doubt that the undisclosed reason for the deployment of troops to South-eastern states by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is to attack unarmed and defenceless members of indigenous people of Biafra who are merely exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights to self-determination.

“It is our belief that this unprovoked assault and mindless killing of unarmed members of our client’s group is to provoke them into resorting to armed struggle. It is pertinent to bring to the attention of your office sir, that situations stated under section 217 of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended 2011, that will warrant the deployment of soldiers to any region of the country, in the manner presently done by the president Buhari led government is not obtainable in the south eastern states,” the letter said.

Mr. Ejiofor is also alleging that “without the intervention of the international community to possibly stop the ongoing carnage, bloodletting and gross abuse of humans, rights the problem in the area would not stop.”

The Nigerian Army has said it would not withdraw its forces currently undertaking an operation in the region.

Source: ( Premium Times )

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Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari

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Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari

The Nigerian Senate has called on President Buhari to urgently address the nation so as to douse the tension in the country.

This comes as hoodlums continue to carry out various attacks on #EndSARS protesters and others in some parts of the country.

The Senators made the call for President Buhari to speak to the Nation after a motion was moved by Senator Biodun Olujimi and co-sponsored by all Senators on the ongoing nationwide protests believed to have been hijacked by hoodlums.

Part of the resolution of the Senators after deliberation include:

-Urge all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies of social economic reforms that raise the standard of lives of our people;

-Call upon the Police to operate strictly in accordance with the rules of engagement appropriate in a democratic environment;

-Urge the Inspector General of Police to ensure a holistic comprehensive reforms of the police to increase the overall welfare including training and medical insurance of all members of the Nigeria Police Force

-Appeal to all Nigerians to resort to use of legal institutions to resolve disputes and conflicts;

-Urge the Nigerian youths and the Nigerian citizens to approach the National Assembly Committees Constitution and Reforms in order to secure far-reaching holistic amendments that are vital to the restructuring of our federation

-Urge the Federal Government to faithfully and comprehensively implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in government

-Appeal to #EndSARS movement and protesters to kindly in the interest of everyone stop their actions and embrace genuine dialogue; 7. Urge Mr. President to address the nation as soon as possible on these issues.

-Police should make it a duty to accompany protesters and should be involved in protecting genuine protesters.

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IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations

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IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations
IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations

IGP Mohammed Adamu

With the rising violence in the country, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of anti-riot police personnel from the Police Mobile Force (PMF).

This is a move to protect the lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country.

The IGP’s order was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba.

Also Read: Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

Mba said the IGP also “ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen the security around Correctional facilities nationwide.”

“The orders are coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”

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#EndSARS: Address Nigerians Now – Senate Tells Buhari

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#EndSARS: Address Nigerians Now – Senate Tells Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigeria Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address Nigerians on the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking most parts of the country.

The Senate gave the directive during its plenary on Tuesday.

The lawmakers also ordered the Nigerian police to protect all #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action.

Also Read: Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

The Senate also urged #EndSARS protesters to halt their march to enable the federal government to meet their demands.

The Senate asked President Buhari to set up a judicial panel of inquiry made up of eminent Nigerians that would be respected by the youths to identify the notorious SARS operatives and ensure their arrest and prosecution.

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