- Tells FG What To Do to Curb The Violence…
Fani Kayode has reacted to the recent clash between the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Recall Empiregist earlier reported that a large number of unidentified members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and two officers of the Department of State Service (DSS) were killed while the group (IPOB) allegedly gathered at the St Patrick’s Community School compound, along the old Abakaliki road to conduct a “combat training for new members.”
Empiregist reports that Fani Kayode took to his Twitter account to react, called on the Federal Government to ‘negotiate’ with the group before its too late.
He tweeted; “I deplore & condemn the slaughter of young IPOB members in Enugu yesterday by the FG-controlled security forces. Butchering innocent & defenseless young people who were not carrying arms simply because they were having a meeting does not make sense & does not help matters.”
“Rather it strengthens their cause, hardens their hearts, emboldens their resolve, legitimises their struggle and wins them sympathy & new friends all over the world. It is also a crime against humanity and those that carry out such murderous operations and dole out such orders become automatic candidates for the ICC at the Hague.
“Repression fuels the struggle for liberation and freedom rather than stifle it. The more IPOB youths are killed the more their ranks will swell. I call on the Buhari administration to stop this open display of sociopathic madness and gratuitous violence against its own citizens and to be more tolerant, accommodating, and restrained.
“I call for a cessation of hostilities &state-sponsored violence and on the FG to lift the ban on IPOB and enter into negotiations with them before it is too late.”
“We must build bridges and not burn them. We must have the courage to talk to those who we may disagree with but who genuinely feel hurt and aggrieved and bring them back to the table. We must find a more civilized and humane way to resolve our differences.
“Permit me to add the following. If it is true that two DSS operatives were killed or abducted by IPOB then I condemn that as well. There is NOTHING to be gained in shedding blood and the killing of security operatives is not only morally reprehensible but will also lead to more violence and oppression.
“The resistance to tyranny and injustice must be peaceful and passive. That is the ONLY way forward. That is the moral path and it is the only one that ought to be taken.”