President of the European Union (EU) commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Junker, has condemned the mayhem being perpetrated by the military in the South-east region of Nigeria.
The envoy also faulted the military’s categorization of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organization.
Besides, the envoy warned the Nigerian security personnel against their ill-hearted and unprofessionalism in handling democratic issues and the rights of the people.
Thus Junker directed a serious caution towards the Nigerian military chiefs stating that they must employ every democratic tenet in handling issues that concern disgruntlement and agitations.
“It is the people’s right to agitate and make a request from their government, self-determination is a right enshrined in the United Nation charter. The people of Biafra have every right to request for a referendum; they have been in this struggle for a while now; they have never killed or shot a bullet instead they are the victims of attacks and murder.
The entire EU hereby condemn the brutal attack on IPOB members and leadership under the pretentious disguise of a military exercise (Operation Python Dance). Nigerian military is warned to adopt democratic tenets in handling citizens. The EU will not sit and watch things go undemocratic in the largest economy of the West African region.
Furthermore, Junker promised to raise the issues concerning the people’s request for a referendum among the caucus of the EU.
He further stated that the Biafra request for a referendum is no different from that of the Catalonians and the Britain. Nigerian government must rise above insubordination and handle issues with every tenet of maturity and democracy.