Ebute writes UN, wants Kanu, supporters investigated
Former Senate President, Ameh Ebute, has written the United Nations asking it to investigate Kanu and his supporters.In the letter dated September 18, 2017, Ebute contended that the group had constituted itself into an outfit that relentlessly terrorises the country with intent to allegedly plunge the West African nation into war.
He pointed out to the world body that the organisation had illegally established a military formation known as Biafra Secret Service (BSS) and was at advanced stages of raising another armed militia to be addressed as Biafra National Guard (BNG).
The former senate president said the modes of operations of the group, including gun-running, physical confrontations, extortion and blockage of public roads, were acts of terror, stressing that all these necessitated its tagging as a terrorist organisation by the state.
His words: “It is, therefore, imperative for the United Nations, the Security Council (UNSC), to invoke the suitable laws to intervene in an apparently smoldering crisis in Nigeria. Permitting the progression of this impasse to the level of explosion would be devastating and definitely affect peace and security on the African continent and create humanitarian concern of international dimension.
“The UN is implored to further initiate actions that would save Nigeria from this pending catastrophe in order to safeguard international peace and security. Our experiences indicate that some terrorist groups tormenting our country today have confessed to being backed and funded by foreign interests. It underscores the need to give more attention to IPOB’s fierce aggression on Nigeria.”
Ebute expressed concern over what he described as the exposure of traits of terrorism in the secessionist body, which he noted, has spotlighted through an intensive and painstaking security analysis of the activities of Kanu and his followers.
He continued “The Federal Government has been battling the scourge of terrorism and allied insurgencies in parts of Nigeria in the last two years. But as the situation is gradually normalising, it is, again, woken up by sounds of unpleasant drums of war beaten by emerging terrorist sects, garbed in ethnic separatist movements which have perfected plots to unleash more heinous atrocities on the nation.”
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