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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

THE ONSLAUGHT OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY AGAINST INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS/WATCH BODIES, IS A PRELUDE FOR DISSOLUTION

THE ONSLAUGHT OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY AGAINST INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS/WATCH BODIES, IS A PRELUDE FOR DISSOLUTION


The Nigerian army constitutionally obligated to provide territorial defense and protection of the country's sovereignty against external aggression, has shamelessly repudiated such roles for partisan politics. This agency  presently, exercises unilateral powers to make policy statements of the Nigerian government, disappointedly suggestive of a force in a purely military regime, with reckless abandon. The Nigerian constitution of 1999 as amended, in section 217, sub-section 2 (a)-(d), clearly state that the Nigerian armed forces which the army is an integral part, was established to provide the aforementioned functions to Nigeria or to quell insurrections within the country as may be so called or instructed to carry out by the President.  Unfortunately however, the Nigerian army under the command of the  despotic/vampiric/lawless Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has in the life of the present democratic administration, callously overstepped it's constitutional boundaries, thereby staging Nigeria as a country under a military regime. The recent policy statements of the Nigerian army which ordinarily ought to have been given by the Nigerian government, is to say the least, most disgusting. Such tantamounts to intended plots by the military authorities to overthrow the government which are unconstitutional and treasonable by all implications.

Recall that very recently, the Nigerian army desperately shifted it's aggression from Biafra separatist movement known as Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, which is ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to international organizations such as Amnesty International and UNICEF. As it presently stands, the Nigerian army has officially called for the closure of all the offices of the Amnesty International following the army's violent shutdown of all UNICEF'S services in the country's Northeast region bedevilled with Islamic terrorists attacks. In as much as the Nigerian army has the constitutional rights to brief the Nigerian government of any violation of it's rights to expeditiously carry out it's obligations against acts of terrorism within the region, it (army) lacks the constitutional authority to outrightly shutdown the services of an International organisation like UNICEF in the region, over unsubstantiable claim of UNICEF giving support to the terrorists. However, the army without any official policy statement from the presidency or the Nigerian government, unilaterally announced an illegimate shutdown of the activities of UNICEF even in a democracy.

On Monday 17th December 2018, the same Nigerian army with utmost disrespect to the rule of law and recourse to it's constitutionalized boundaries, blatantly called for the closure of all the offices of Amnesty International in Nigeria. This is viewed by all sane beings as the height of disdain against the international community by the murderous and uncivilized Nigerian army. It is obviously clear that the army is presently but covertly hatching plans to extinguish all human rights watchdogs in the country in order to facilitate it's enthronement of a regime of impunity, tyranny and fascism against innocent civilian population across Nigeria. The army has shamelessly been making such callous policy statements before now, because the principal officers of the government both in the presidency and in the Federal Executive Council, basically failed to exercise their powers of caution on the military authorities. Beneath are previous unconstitutional policy statements made by the army, viz:

(1) On 15th September 2017, the former Nigerian army officer in the capacity of Nigerian Defence Spokesman, Major-General John Enenche, unilaterally announced the designation of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as a terrorist organization. This happened during the genocidal military expedition code-named "Operation Python Dance II", which claimed hundreds of precious lives of peaceful and armless Biafran freedom agitators in Aba, Umuahia, Isiala-Ngwa and the climax of it all,  the criminal invasion of the residence of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Afara-Ukwu Ibeku community. The oppressive pronouncement was flatly rejected by various global rights organizations and governments, despite being accorded rectification via a black market court order given by Nigeria Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

(2) On 26th November 2018, Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, stated with impunity that he would declare a state-of-emergency in the entire Southeast and Southsouth regions of Nigeria (Biafraland), should the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu continues with the live radio broadcasts from the holy land of Israel, with the insistence that the present occupant of Aso Rock which is Nigeria's seat of power in Abuja, is a Sudanese impostor and not President Muhammadu Buhari. If Nigeria were a civilized society, Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai would have long been shown the exit door from the army and  prosecuted immediately for carelessly making such policy statements even as a supposed apolitical army officer.

The present outburst on UNICEF and Amnesty International in Nigeria by the Nigerian army in two separate statements duly signed by the army spokesman, Brigadier-General Kukasheka Usman stemmed from the fact that there existed no caution against the force in it's previous acts of unconstitutionality. It is important that the international community steps in  now to forestall this criminal drive which is being backed by the Nigerian government, in their clandestine strategies to eliminate the presence of Amnesty International amongst others in the country, in order to enthrone a regime of slavery, misery and death against unarmed civilian population. It is expedient in the light of the foregoing, for the international community to courageously employ measures that will facilitate the immediate dissolution of Nigeria so as to save millions of the innocent, entrapped in this evil enclave.

The current onslaught targeted against these Rights/Watch Groups is enough definitive signal that Nigeria has become a ravenous jungle that deserves outright dismemberment. This development should serve as an eye opener to the global community based on it's deafening silence on the plights of Biafrans who have persistently placed demands before it, for political sovereignty which was lost in 1970 by the Biafran military government ably led by late General Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu. He and his fellow Biafran fighters waged a war against the Nigerian government and her foreign mercenaries aimed at annihilating Biafrans from the global map. As the present Nigerian government through it's lawless military has clearly exhibited their disdain for UNICEF and Amnesty International because of their uncompromised reportage of human rights abuses in the country, it is needful that modalities be set in motion for a peaceful dissolution of Nigeria as her continued existence is increasingly posing a threat to global peace and security.

Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press

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