Operation Python Dance II Falana urges Buhari to order troops withdrawal

Falana also described the action of the soldiers as illegal, adding that there is no legal basis backing their action.

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Femi Falana SAN

(Eagleonline)
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A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has called on President Buhari to order the withdrawal of troops from Nnamdi Kanu’s home.

According to reports Soldiers stormed the country home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) home on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Falana also described the action of the soldiers as illegal, adding that there is no legal basis backing their action.

The lawyer also suggested that the troops allow the Abia state commissioner of police take over Kanu’s case as provided by the constitution.

Falana said “Hence, armed soldiers have been allowed to continue to be involved in the maintenance of law and order in all the states of the federation.

“Up till now, state governments have allowed armed soldiers to remain members of the police anti robbery squads.

“They have been deployed, from time to time, by the President to deal with the menace of herdsmen and kidnappers.

“They have just been authorised to deal ruthlessly with civilians who are involved in any form of agitation for self determination.

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“There is no legal basis for authorising the Nigerian army to take over police duties. Even under the defunct military era in Nigeria, the military dictators had to declare a state of emergency to legitimise the usurpation of police powers by the armed forces.”

The Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has also condemned the alleged invasion of Nnamdi Kanu’s home.

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