Officers of the South African police attacked members of the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB] who were protesting against President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on three-day official visit to South Africa.
The IPOB members were protesting against the leadership style of President Buhari whom they accused of ordering the killing of their unarmed members in Nigeria on Thursday October 3 in Pretoria.
The South African police officials took violent moves to quell the protesters to forestall breakdown of law and order. Reacting to the development, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful condemned the action of the South African police in a statement to the press.
Mr. Powerful described the attack of IPOB members by South African police as barbaric and disgraceful. He said the act was an indication that state sanctioned politics of savagery has taken firm hold in Cyril Ramaphosa’s South Africa.
The IPOB spokesman linked the attack to President Buhari whom, Powerful said, “influenced Ramaphosa to order his police to open fire on peaceful Biafran protesters. The crass display of primitive police brutality and anti-democratic antecedents of the South African police is confirmation if any is needed, that black Africa is hopeless and doomed,” it said.
Meanwhile, IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has also condemned the action of South African Police.
Taking to his Twitter handle, he asserted that he will provide an in-depth examination and analysis of the unfolding events in South Africa in a broadcast later in the day.
Kanu said “there is a need to examine the unfolding events in South Africa and the conspiracy to silence a protest on the identity of Jubril Al-Sudani in return for subsidized crude oil from Biafraland.”
Source: Elombah News