Australian-based Biafran asks FG to conduct referendum, condemns Emene killing
A Biafran and Australian based member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Kalu Okechukwu Frank has questioned the Nigerian authorities over the killing of IPOB members by the Nigerian security operatives at Emene, in Enugu State on Sunday.
Kalu also, asked the Federal Government to conduct a referendum for the people to decide whether or not to leave, adding that the usage of excessive force on peaceful agitators is the reason he would never stop to agitate for Biafra sovereignty.
Condemning the killings, Kalu said it was wrong for security operatives to open fire on unarmed civilians, urged all South-East governors to urgently evolve a formidable regional security outfit capable of dealing with evolving security scenarios.
He said: “The continuous killings of innocent nonviolent Biafrans is totally unacceptable.
“This has strengthened my quest for the sovereign state of Biafra. The Federal government needs to call for a referendum because we Biafrans don’t want to be in Nigeria where we are marginalized and killed on a daily basis.
“IPOB is the last hope of every Biafra that will lead us to the promised land. No progressive country thrives on double standards and injustice. We reject completely the killing of Igbo people, no matter the pretext or guise under which it occurs.
“We, therefore, call on the Federal Government to promptly set up a judicial panel of inquiry to determine the causes of the massacre in Enugu and urge both the pro-Biafra agitators and security agencies to apply restraint, civility, professionalism and respect for human lives in all their activities.
“I commiserate with all the families that lost their loved ones in the latest bloodletting”.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News