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Nnamdi Kanu Olisa Metuh condemns attack on IPOB leader’s home

The former PDP spokesman also described the attack as traumatising and unacceptable.

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(The News Chronicles)

The former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the alleged attack on the home of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB’s) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, soldiers reportedly stormed the IPOB leader’s country home in Abia state.

According to Daily Post, the former PDP spokesman described the attack as traumatising and unacceptable.

He also called on the military authorities to withdraw its men from the streets, adding that they should not allow themselves to be used by politicians.

He said He said: “I have read, severally, the press statement from the Nigeria Army and that of the Nigeria police in their attempts to rationalize the violence.

“Assuming, but not conceding that all they have said is true, there are still evidential wrongs against the people by the security team.

“First, there is no such thing as ‘show of force’ in a peaceful part of our country. It is a provocative taunt and insult thrown at the face of the elected, appointed and anointed leaders as well as the people themselves.

“When you taunt and mock a people because you control instruments of brute force, yes, you can arrest, humiliate, handcuff, maim, imprison or even shoot and kill them at will, but then, you cannot kill the spirit of their struggle and resistance. Provocative and brute show of force does not hold the answers.

“Moreover, we are in a democracy and actions as these are at complete variance with the tenets and credentials of a democratic state.

“The security forces should not under any guise whatsoever be used or allow themselves to be seen as being used as political weapon on a people.

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“The military high command should therefore not stretch the nation to the limits. It should forthwith withdraw soldiers from the streets, except if truly the intention is to intimidate the people.

“On our own part, we will continue to advice our people to remain peaceful and continue to be law-abiding at all times.”

The Governors of South-East states have also expressed worry over the alleged attack on Nnamdi Kanu’s home by soldiers.

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