BIAFRA: Nnamdi Kanu Should Face Jail; Those Killed In Biafra Agitation Deserves To Die – Abubakar Tsav Former Commissioner Of Police
FOllowing the Amnesty International (AI) report on how the Nigerian Military killed over 150 unarmed Biafra agitators.
A former Commissioner of Police Abubakar Tsav has said that those killed in the Biafra struggle deserved to die because they must have committed a treasonable felony.
Describing Amnesty International’s claims as being unfair to the Nigerian Army and other security agencies, Tsav said if IPOB members were not armed, the security agents would not have opened fire on them.
According to Tsav, the Amnesty International’s report is unfair to the Nigerian Army and other security agencies, if IPOB members were not armed, the Army and other security agencies would not have shot at them.
“I don’t think Amnesty International has been fair at all. What do you expect the Army, Police and other security agencies to do when they are confronted with armed protesters? Do you expect them to fold their hands when they come under fire? If these demonstrators are not armed and violent, nobody would use force against them’’, he declared.
While describing IPOB’s activities as amounting to an act of treason, Tsav said no responsible government would fold its arms while some elements are engaged in acts capable of leading to break down of law and order.
Insisting that the Army and other security agencies should be given fair hearing, Tsav added ‘’If the force used by security agencies against Biafra agitators is proportionate to the force threatened by the Biafra agitators, the security agencies will be justified in the deaths of Biafran agitators. However if it is the other way round then security agencies can be accused of unlawful killings.”
Tsav who commended the way the Federal Government has been handling IPOB’s issue accused IPOB and MASSOB members of engaging in illegal acts.
“All these agitations and demonstrations are needless. There are other legitimate channels through which these people can express their grievances. They can get to the National Assembly through their elected representatives who in turn will table their case before the appropriate authorities. Taking to the streets, embarking on violent demonstrations, and disrupting commercial activities at their own will is not acceptable. Enough is enough”, he declared.
Urging the Federal Government not to release IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu who is being detained, Tsav said Kanu should not be released but rather should be made to continue with his on-going trial.
‘’Why should Kanu be released? He has committed an offence. He has committed treason. If Kalu is released, his release will encourage others to take to crime. His trial by the Federal Government should be pursued to a logical conclusion. Where was Kanu and his co-travellers during the Nigerian civil war? It is likely some of them were not yet born. Nigeria can’t afford any war again, and this is why Kanu and his followers must be checkmated’’, he declared.