Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has once again criticised the Operation Python Dance II by the Nigerian military in southeast Nigeria.
The governor, who spoke while receiving the Peoples Democratic Peoples’ Elders caucus in his home said the army is perpetuating ethnic cleansing in the southeast.
He said: “I have said it before now that it is only God that can help the Igbo people. What I see going on the is ethnic cleansing when you see the video clips of that occupation the behaviour of the soldiers leaves much to be desired but they cannot act like that without a whistle blower, somebody is behind them telling them go and cleanse the people.
“Reckless human rights violation in Nigeria today is second to none. And I hope the international community would not be quiet on this. It is unfortunate.
“I have said it earlier that this is beyond Kanu. That region entirely is embattled and challenged. But you know politics, time will tell. The wind blowing away your wife will blow you away one day. The wind blowing away your enemy today may blow you say one day. It is unfortunate that the Igbo people are suffering this kind of fate.
The governor urged the government to focus more on the herdsmen attack all around Nigeria.
He said: “The herdsmen wrecking havoc all over, and killing, what has the military done to deal with them? Has any of the herdsmen been prosecuted, let alone giving them this kind of treatment?
“You went to court to revoke Kanu’s bail but you can’t even wait for the court to take decision before occupying his house. Nigeria is in trouble except the Lord helps us.
“When the wicked are in authority, the people suffer; when the righteous are in power, the people rejoice.
“We are in a major dilemma. Buhari coming back to power as I have said before is like returning to the dark days of the 1984, because they want to gag Nigerians; they came up with law against hate speech, they threatened to deal with people.
“Glory be to God who can take both life here and life beyond, these ones can only go for life and can’t do more than that. Let me assure you, Nigeria is a country where God knows how to rearrange thing.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian military has categorized the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.
The Defence Headquarters said following analysis by the military on the various activities of the group, the Armed Forces has profiled the IPOB as a terrorist organization.
The DHQ in a statement signed by the director of defence information John Eneche said after due professional development and recent developments and activities of the group, it has become important to notify the public that IPOB and its members are not as non-violent as they claim.