Obigbo massacre: CUPP takes case to international community over killings by soldiers

Obinwannem News Obigbo massacre: CUPP takes case to international community over killings by soldiers

Obigbo massacre: CUPP takes case to international community over killings by soldiers

The Coalition of United Political Parties CUPP has blamed the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for the killings being perpetrated by men of the Nigerian army in Obigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere on Monday, the political party revealed that it has petitioned international human right bodies to start criminal trials of those who participated in the ongoing massacre of Obigbo residents.

Advising President Muhammadu Buhari, CUPP urged Buhari to call off his ongoing use of brutal military action in Obigbo, adding that it was important to raise its voice against what it described as the ongoing brutal military onslaught against residents.

CUPP also, lamented over the rationale behind the Buhari administration’s easy way of shedding innocent blood without blinking an eye, adding that the massacre, which is being carried out under the guise of peace keeping, is coming after the same military was unleashed on peaceful protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

The group said, “It is indeed worrisome that despite the negative reactions the Lekki incident attracted both from local and international scenes, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari still deployed troops to Oyigbo.

”We are hereby calling on the president to immediately call off the ongoing use of brutal force by soldiers in Oyigbo.

“We are also calling on international human right bodies to start criminal trials of those who participated in the extra judicial killings of defenseless people in Oyigbo and other parts of the country.

“This nation is in a democracy, and we therefore condemn any attempt to militarize the country under any guise.”

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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