Afenifere Condemns IGP’s Shoot-on-sight Order In Southeast

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has condemned the shoot-at-sight order by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, in the South East.

In a statement on Thursday by its acting National leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the organisation described the order as reckless and undemocratic.

He noted that the order endangers the fate of people in the Southeast, who he posited seem endangered under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Adebanjo, who said the situation should be a source of concern to well-meaning Nigerians, said the order was targeted at protesting Igbo youths instead of embracing dialogue.

The Afenifere acting leader observed that the same fate does not apply to Buhari’s Fulani ethnic group.

He said: “Whereas Buhari allows his Fulani people to roam freely, killing, maiming, raping while protecting and prevaricating to the Fulani herders without a restraining order, the Igbo youths he orders his mainly northern military to kill on sight.”

Adebanjo said as one of the leaders of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum, he observed the killing of some people in Benue State recently.

The Afenifere leader noted that he observed first-hand the positive identification of the killers by the Benue State Government.

He asserted that despite the incontrovertible identity of the killers, President Buhari asked Governor Samuel Ortom to accommodate the Fulani herdsmen.

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