|Idris: The Killer Cop|
By Tim Tochukwu
For Biafra Choice Writers
The plot has been uncovered how Nigerian government plans to kill and cause chaos in Biafraland during this year’s Biafra Heroes Remembrance Day observation, which will take place on May 30, 2017.
Speaking to Biafra Choice Writers from his Enugu sector of Biafra, Gentle Eyes, a Biafra Intelligence Chief, said the aim was to use the Police and Army to get into people’s houses and force them into the streets to join a procession of people that would singing one-Nigeria songs. According to him, the plan would be that many Biafrans who refuse to join the procession would be dragged into the streets and shot. Then they (the police and army) would claim they wanted to disrupt a procession of true Nigerians singing for the preservation of Nigerian as an indivisible entity.
It would be recalled that the Inspector General of Nigerian Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has been severally reported as having declared the Sit-at-Home as illegal, and that the Police will resist it. Biafrans had wondered how the IG intended to do this; whether he would get to their houses to force them out. Now, it would appear the cat has finally being let out of the bag. The Police and Army intend to do just that – get into people’s houses to force them into the streets.
In one of the statements by the IGP, he was reported to have declared: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to publications in the media on the planned protests and order of market closure in the South eastern states on the 30th May, 2017 by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and other like groups.
“The Nigeria Police Force is deeply concerned with the security implications with regards to the renewed hostilities and subversive propagandas aimed at undermining law and order in some states of the Federation by these groups, their associates, sponsors, apologists and sympathisers.
“Consequently, the Commissioners of Police in the affected states and their supervising Assistant Inspectors General of Police, have been directed by the Inspector General of Police to be strict, polite, civil and firm in dealing with the situation and put all the Police Personnel and Police Anti-Riot equipment on red alert to deal decisively in accordance with the law with any eventuality from these groups, that can disrupt commercial activities, vehicular movements and safety of lives and properties in some states of the Federation considered to be flash/vulnerable points which have witnessed the unfortunate disturbance of public peace by these groups in the recent past.”
It instructive to note that since 2013, IPOB has been observing the Biafra Heroes Remembrance Day in honour of more than 4. 5 Million Biafrans murdered by the Nigerian state under different guises. And each year, Nigerian Police and Army have used the opportunity to kill innocent and armless Biafrans in the streets. It is for this reason that IPOB leadership ordered all Biafrans to observe this year’s Heroes Remembrance Day with prayers and deep reflection in their homes; and not come out into the streets.
Many Nigerian lawyers have warned the IGP that any attempt to force the people into the streets against their will would be illegal. But it appears the IGP and his archaic Nigeria Police are not ready to heed the warning.
Among those who warned against it was Legal practitioner, Ebun-olu Adegboruwa. He warned Nigeria Police Force against stopping the May 30 protest by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Nigerian lawyer said after he read the statement by police spokesperson that the sit-at-home protest to celebrate the state of Biafra was illegal, he was glad that the police could not cite any law to back up its statement.
He words: “Under, and by virtue of section 38 of the self-same Constitution, every citizen has the freedom of movement, which includes freedom not to move. As government and the police cannot restrain movement, they cannot also compel movement. A citizen of Nigeria has absolute right to decide to move or not to move and this cannot amount to a crime under any law, to warrant the threat by the police.
“On May 29, 2015, General Buhari and his Vice, took a solemn oath to defend the Constitution and they cannot now seek to renege on that oath, by purporting to declare the Biafra sit at home illegal.
“I’m therefore calling on the President and the Vice President, to defend the constitution, by calling the Inspector General of Police to order. Let no Nigerian be harassed, molested, intimidated, arrested or detained, merely for daring to exercise his or her constitutional rights.
“I support the Biafra sit-at-home and urge the leadership of IPOB to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies to ensure that it is peaceful and well-coordinated. I urge all lawyers, activists and the good people of Nigeria, to join and support the Biafra sit-at-home and to resist the illegal attempt by the police to declare the exercise of a legal right, as illegal.”
“To this extent, the threat by the police is illegal and unconstitutional and should be withdrawn. We are not under military rule but operating a democracy, propelled by the rule of law” he concluded.
In spite of the caution of such people as Adegboruwa, Gentle Eyes said the Police are still going ahead with the plot. He therefore spoke directly to the Biafran people: “Biafrans, you must prepare to record everything the Nigerian Police and Army will want to do to force you into the streets. It is your home and you know the vantage places you can stay and video-record all the activities without being seen. Do this and give us the evidences to nail them in the world courts and world court of public opinion.”