Ace human rights lawyer and activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has faulted the decision of the Federal Government to deploy soldiers around the home of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu.
DAILY POST reports that there was a clash between some soldiers and pro-Biafra supportersnear Nnamdi Kanu’s residence, resulting to death of several persons.
Reacting to the development in a statement issued on Tuesday, Adegboruwa said the “clampdown on civilians by the military” in a democracy cannot be justified.
He said: “The military quelled the Shiites’ peaceful rally in Zaria, sacked civilian communities in the Niger Delta, supervised elections in Rivers and other places, mowed down peaceful gatherings in the Southeast and even took over Premium Times’ office in Abuja a while ago, in a supposed democratic government led by civilians
“I’ve read people and even comrades and enlightened ones prodding them on, defending the military to carry on ‘python dance’, in the midst of civilians and locals.
“The next phase of this hidden agenda is a takeover of civilian authority, because when the ‘python’ has finished ‘dancing’, it must surely swallow something, to quench its usually large appetite.
“And by the way, why is the ‘python’ not ‘dancing’ in Kaduna, where a quit notice was handed down to Igbos to vacate? Why is the ‘python’ not ‘dancing’ in Yenagoa and Ibadan, where separatist agitations are also on the rise? Are pythons found only in Igboland?
“Let the military go back to their barracks and submit to civilian authority. There is no insurrection going on in any part of the Southeast now, to warrant the display of military force or deployment.”