Fani-Kayode in a statement Tuesday night called on President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the army from the east and leave Nnamdi Kanu alone.
“The behaviour of the military against a defenceless and unarmed civilian population in Abia state is reprehensible.
“What has Nnamdi Kanu or indeed the Igbo people done to warrant this primitive show of barbarism and force? We are on the brink of a total breakdown of law and order and a prolonged and bloody armed conflict.
“I urge restraint on all sides and I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the army from the east and leave Nnamdi Kanu alone.
“Terrorising your own people with soldiers is not the act of a courageous man but rather the act of a tyrant, a coward and a bully.
“We call on the international community to bear witness to what is unfolding in Nigeria and we will hold Buhari responsible and accountable in the event of any loss of life.”
Following the deployment of troops to the South East for “Operation Python Dance II” last week, Nnamdi Kanu had on Sunday, September 10, alleged that troops shot and injured his men near his Umuahia home during a “show of force”.
But the military denied the allegation saying its men only shot into the air to scare away a mob that threw stones at its convoy.
But yesterday September 12, another show-off between IPOB members and the soldiers which led to Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu declaring a three days curfew in the state.