Following the deployment of soldiers to the South-East region for an operation codenamed Operation Python Dance II, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has petitioned the United Nations, the European Union and the Presidents of the United States, Russia and Israel, PUNCH reports.
In the petition dated September 14 and signed by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader alleged intimidation, torture, arrest, abduction and killing of the people of the region by soldiers.
Kanu said the invasion would continue if the international community kept mute on the matter.
The letter partly read, “Unarmed civilians largely made up members of the Indigenous People of Biafra are now being tortured and murdered in cold blood on a daily basis.
“We have no doubt that the undisclosed reason for deploying troops in South-Eastern states by the President (Muhammadu) Buhari-led administration is to attack unarmed and defenseless members of the Indigenous People of Biafra who are merely exercising their constitutional guaranteed rights to self-determination.
“The situation in the South-East of Nigeria is serious and demands your urgent action Sir.
“The modus operandi of the Operation Python Dance II presently adopted by the military deployed in the South-East offends all known rules of professional engagement even in a war zone.”