Just In: Igbo Unions protest Emene killings

Obinwannem News Just In: Igbo Unions protest Emene killings

Just In: Igbo Unions protest Emene killings

Different unions across Igbo land has strongly condemned the killings of more than twenty IPOB members by the Nigerian security operatives at Emene, Enugu State.

The groups including town unions, commercial bus drivers, amongst others have expressed sadness over the unlawful harrasments, killings and intimidations by the security operatives across Igbo land.

Obinwannem News learned that commercial bus drivers in Enugu State on Monday withdrew their services in protest against the killing of their members.

The situation interrupted commercial activities in the state as residents were seen stranded at various locations in the state capital, while some other business premises were locked up.

Some of the routes affected include buses plying ESBS – New Layout road, Ogui -Obiagu Road, Obiagu – New Haven road, Emene – Old Park road, among other routes.

In addition, the Association of South-East Town Unions on Monday said it was wrong for security operatives to open fire on unarmed civilians, urged the Federal Government to set up a judicial panel to unearth the immediate and remote causes of the incident.

in a statement issued by its National President and Secretary, Chief Emeka Diwe and Chief Gideon Adikwuru respectively, ASETU said it condemns the killing of unarmed civilians on Sunday in Enugu; security forces must observe rules of engagement.

The statement reads in part; “We are deeply worried over the gory images and videos of the bodies of unarmed civilians alleged to be members of pro-Biafra groups, reportedly shot dead by security agencies and littering the streets of Emene in Enugu State.

“It is further perplexing that despite the deafening hues and cries from our people over the killings, rape, destruction and havoc against us by Fulani herdsmen, there has never been any clash between the herdsmen and security agencies, neither have the agencies demonstrated any seriousness in tackling the problem.

“No progressive nation 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 ascertain 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.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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