Dr. Chukwuemaka Ezeife, former governor of Anambra State, has said that it is disappointing that President Muhammadu Buhari is using the military to fight innocent civilians in Orlu, IMO State and some parts of the South-East.
The former governor regretted that the President had chosen to use the Air Force and land troops to fight civilians, who according to him, were not bandits, kidnappers, Boko Haram or terrorists.
He queried if there are two laws in the country, one for Ndigbo and the other for the rest of the country.
Ezeife said that the action of the President is disappointing.
He maintained that the Federal Government was tactically helping the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to grow.
He added: “President Buhari is using Air Force, land troops to fight civilians who are not bandits, Boko Haram, kidnappers or any of the violent people. Do we have two laws,? one for Ndigbo and the other for the rest of the country? It should also interest you to know that it is the Federal Government that is really helping IPOB to grow. There is a referendum in the South-East now of Biafra or no Biafra. It is heartbreaking that you have the Air Force, Army, all of them fighting against our people. I have not much to say except that the Federal Government is planning the disintegration of Nigeria.”
The elder statesman said that the implication of the action of the Federal Government is the reality of a country planning to segregate against some other citizens and lamented that the military should not be used to fight local wars.