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Fayose Governor condemns killing of Biafra agitators, slams Buhari

Fayose said the killing of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), is unacceptable.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state. play

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state.

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Governor Ayo Fayose has sympathised with people of the South-East, following the alleged killing of Biafra supporters holding a protest on Monday, May 30, 2016.

Fayose said the killing of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), is unacceptable.

The Governor said “The Monday killing of over 30 Igbo youths is therefore condemnable. Its justification is barbaric, heartless, crude and must be condemned by all lovers of unity of Nigeria and its people.

“I therefore wish to express my sympathy to the people of the South Eastern part of Nigeria and I urge them to remain resolute in their agitation for a Nigeria in which all Nigerians are treated equally irrespective of their tribe and religion.”

He also said Nigeria has become more divided under the Buhari led administration.

Fayose called on the international community to take note of what he called the ‘wanton’ killings of Nigerians under Buhari's watch.

The Ekiti state Governor also said “To even justify the killing by claiming that the Igbo youths protest was orchestrated in order to mar the first anniversary of Buhari’s government is to say the least, wicked and animalistic.

“I am alarmed that Nigerians who were only on peaceful protest could be shot at and killed by security agents and after the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians, security agents could demonstrate their heartlessness by coming up with justifications for the criminal act.”

Fayose added that  “One is however not surprised because every evil perpetrated by the Buhari-led government against Nigerians, especially those the presidents appears to hate have been justified by those who perpetrated them.

READ: Ike Ekweremadu condemns killing of Biafra protesters

“We were in this country when over 1,000 Shiite Muslims were killed and buried overnight in Zaria, Kaduna State and the murder was justified. We were also here when over 400 Agatus were killed in Benue State and the President said nothing.”

Governor Ayo Fayose also accused President Buhari of destroying Nigeria’s economy.

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