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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Biafra: US Based Group Warns Buhari | Withdraw Troops From Southeast Now

Photo Credit: NAIJ NEWS

- A United State of America-based human rights group called Rapid Response Fact-Finding Mission (RRFFM) has asked President Buhari to withdraw Nigerian army from southeast 

- RRFFM said the army should desist from continuing attacks on the already destroyed home of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) 

- The group also said Buhari's government should allow the trial of Kanu, the IPOB leader, to continue under the established framework of the legal system instead of using military force.

A United State of America based human rights group known as Rapid Response Fact-Finding Mission on Monday, October 9, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw troops from the southeast zone of the country. According to Naij News, this is in a statement signed and released by Emmanuel Ogebe, the special counsel justice for Jos Project, a US/Nigeria law group in Washington DC.

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The statement read: ''The president of Nigeria should stand down the troops in the southeast till their mission scope is clearly defined and clarified and necessary legal benchmarks for deployment are met or better still redeploy them to northern Nigeria where on the Niger side of the border terrorists suspected to be Boko Haram killed 4 American troops last week. 

He continues, ''The army should desist from further acts of aggression, intimidation and rights abuses of civilians including continuing attacks on the already destroyed home of Afara Chief Kanu. ''They should disclose the true casualties of its operations and provide compensation to the victims while arraigning the perpetrators. 

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He further said that ''The government of Nigeria should allow the trial of IPOB leader Kanu to continue under the established framework of the legal system instead brute military force. ''The government should as a matter of urgency provide treatment and compensation to the victims and families in a confidential manner that does not expose them to terrorist-labeling.

'' Meanwhile, NAIJ News had reported that Nigerians were concerned over the Operation Python Dance in the southeast.


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