By Ifreke Inyang
2,000 Igbo youths have been killed by Nigerian Army – CD
The Campaign for Democacy, CD, has claimed that no fewer than 2,000 Igbo youths had been killed by the Nigerian Army under the guise of Rule-of-Engagement.
The group, therefore, called on the United Nations, UN, International Criminal Court, ICC, the United States, US, other world bodies and their leaders to take note of such ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ being meted to defenceless Nigerians, espceically the Pro-Biafrans.
CD in a statement issued yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra state, by its National Publicity Secretary, Dede Uzor noted that the massacre of over 800 Christians in Southern Kaduna required a thorough investigation to unmask the brain behind such cruel act.
Uzor called on the National Assembly to include members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB and Igbo youths as members of the panel that would probe the recent killings in Southern Kaduna.
The human rights group opined that if the national assembly resumed from both the Christmas and New Year break, it would be ideal to include all pro-Biafra groups and Igbo youths in the panel, to avoid being lopsided.
He added that the vow by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to set up a high-powered investigative team to ascertain the circumstances surrounding such a high volume of killing of Christians was a step in the right direction.
The statement further noted that since the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, IPOB’s national coordinator; Benjamin Onwuka, leader of Biafra Zionists Movement, BZM whose over 100 members are currently languishing in various prison custodies, and other Igbo activists, no fewer than 2,000 Igbo youths had been killed by the Nigerian Army, under the so-called Rule-of-Engagement.
“It is on record that two years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership has witnessed the highest number of killings of innocent Nigerians than the previous 17 years of uninterrupted democracy and past military administrations put together”, he alleged.
Culled from; Daily Post