Amnesty criticises IPOB over forceful implementation of stay-at-home order

Amnesty criticises IPOB over forceful implementation of stay-at-home order

Global human rights body, Amnesty International, has condemned the violent implementation of a sit-at-home order issued by the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nigeria’s Southeast region.

1st News had reported that the IPOB group has continued to commit acts of violence against perceived defaulters of the order.

In its tweet on Monday, October 1, Amnesty wrote, “Violent implementation of the sit-at-home imposed by IPOB must stop.

“Attacking people or their places of business in the name of imposing sit-a-home order is a gross human rights abuse; and those behind it must be brought to justice through a fair trial.

“Violent implementation of the sit-at-home imposed by IPOB must stop. Attacking people or their places of business in the name of imposing sit-a-home order is a gross human rights abuse and those behind it must be brought to justice through a fair trial,” Amnesty railed.

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Last week, the husband of the late Minister of Information and one time NAFDAC DG, Prof Dora Akunyili, Dr. Chike Akunyili was murdered at Nkpor, near Onitsha, Anambra State.

Meanwhile, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has dismissed the ambition of the youths seeking elective offices ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Saraki made this call on Monday, October 4, during an event in Abuja; saying that he would not even want any youth with a sound mind to contest for political offices at this point; because they still possessed some good values which would be corrupted before they win any election.

He said, “You have to give up some good values that you have to be able to be competitive.

“It is too late to win an election. I will be very honest with you. The System is too rigid against you. You are a young guy, you don’t have money or network where are you going to start from?

“I don’t even want you to [contest] because you still have some good values. I don’t want you to be corrupted; because for you to win you have to give up some good values that you have to be able to be competitive.

“I think the target now should be how to mobilise a similar mind to hold their voters’ card and vote. If that is the kind of voter, then the result will hold. I promise, if those are not the kind of voters, then everyone will try to manipulate the result.”

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