Biafra: Sen Mao Ohuabunwa condemns killings of Biafrans; Calls for immediate actions

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The senator representing Abia North, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has raised a motion in the senate plenary ground over the continued killings of the Biafra agitators in the South East.

Senator Mao Ohuabunwa

The senator condemned the current killing of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) protesters by security agents in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Reading out the motion, Senate President, Bukola Saraki who spoke on the issue, said it was wrong for security agents, who are trained to protect the people, turn around to harm them.


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Saraki called on the chamber’s relevant committees, especially Police and Security committees to note the points raised by Ohuabunwa.

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Saraki, however, refused to sanction the committee’s probe of the alleged killings, contrary to Senator Ohuabunwa’s request.

Ohuabunwa, had, in his motion, decried what he described as repeated killing of IPOB protesters in the South East.

He warned that, if unprovoked attacks were not contained, it could lead to breakdown of law and order in the region.


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“Some protesters were killed in Onitsha, Anambra State and, in Abia State, recently, by security forces. What was their crime? These protesters were unarmed and not dangerous. Why do they always kill them?


“The Nigerian Constitution guarantees freedom of association.


“People have the right to protest and they do not deserve to be killed. We need to emphasise this fact,” Ohuabunwa noted.

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Meanwhile, On Monday, the South East Senate Caucus had condemned the killings and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the frequent occurrence.

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