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Kanu's Lawyer Condemns Killing of Northern Mother, Children

Kanu's Lawyer Condemns Killing of Northern Mother, Children • Faults northern group's accusation against IPOB • Charges security age...

Kanu's Lawyer Condemns Killing of Northern Mother, Children

• Faults northern group's accusation against IPOB

• Charges security agents to investigate killings

By Lawson Ozoemela 

May 26, 2022 | EASTERN PILOT 

Foremost counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Ifeanyi Ejiofor has taken a swipe against (a) Coalition of Northern Group [CNG], upon an accusation it levelled against the freedom movement.

In a press release, the Northern group had alleged IPOB, and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, were responsible for the violent attacks of its people in the South-East; particularly, the reported killing of a northern woman and her four children, by unidentified gunmen, last Sunday.

CNG's spokesperson Abdul-Azzez Suleman had stated that: ". . . We note that hate campaigns and propaganda being conducted and created by certain interest groups in the South-East in the form of regional and ethnic agitators have emboldened the outlawed terrorist IPOB/ESN to carry out these unprovoked evictions, attacks, killings, destructions of properties and other forms of violations against northerners in various parts of the South-East. We are particularly disturbed by the reports of the brutal murder of a mother and her four children for the only sin of being northerners."

Meanwhile, in a statement made available to The Biafra Times, the legal luminary refuted the insinuation implying that IPOB was culpable of the mayhem in the South-East of the country; noting that the "barbaric killings are the handiwork of strangers in our land". This is "condemnable and unacceptable," Ejiofor said.

The IPOB's lawyer further called upon security agents to investigate the consecutive violence in the region. 

The statement reads:
May 24, 2022 by Abdul-Azeez Suleiman,

Recall my publication on Sunday, 22nd May 2022 via my certified Facebook page, where I alerted the public of the presence of strangers in our land, which has led to the new dimension of the insecurities in the South-East.

The recent spree of mindless and barbaric killings of innocent people in the South-East is alarming, totally condemnable and unacceptable. 

Hence, I made a plea, and I quote:

"I therefore, strongly condemn in unmistaken terms, these dastardly acts in their entirety, and consequently, call on Security Agencies, and every Anambrabrian, to unite towards defending our land from these monsters desecrating it. These criminal elements, regardless of their ethnic affiliations, must be crushed. We must free our land from them.
The hour is here!
My heart indeed bleeds!"

Please note that the victims of these mindless bloody assaults are not limited to a particular ethnic group, capable of warranting the present threats being dished out to the South-East. 

Also, there is the need to stress the trajectory of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes, which suggests that the culprits are not limited to people of a particular region (South-East). Other tribes like the Fulani herdsmen are equally on rampage in our region. 

It is critical at this juncture, that security Agents are allowed to carryout a thorough investigation into these barbaric acts. Hence, people should refrain from making pronouncements capable of heating up the already volatile polity that could ultimately promote the vice, which the ordinary intent of the pronouncement is set out to cure.

As the Lead Counsel for the IPOB and on behalf of my client, I wish to reiterate that the IPOB leadership have never supported the nefarious activities of these enemies of our people, neither have they, in any of their publication approved such inhuman and barbaric activities of these criminals.

The IPOB remains a lawful and peaceful movement.

We therefore, call on every well meaning person to join hands in helping to fight and flush out insurgency in the South-East. 

Our deepest condolences goes out to the families of all those who have lost their loved ones as a result of these mayhem in the South-East. 

Please be assured that no stone will be left unturned, towards ensuring that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are brought to book.

Thank you all.

Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq
IPOB's Lead Counsel
25th May 2022.

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