Rights activist and legal practitioner, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has urged Federal Government to consider option of negotiation and civilised way to address issue of agitation currently going on in all the states of the South East instead of show of strength or display of military might.
Adegboruwa gave the advice in press release he issued, on Thursday, while reviewing the declaration by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) to embark on a sit-at-home protest for September 14, against alleged suppression by the Federal Government and its forces and swift response by the government to mobilise all security agencies, through the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and the Department of State Services (DSS), to quell the protest, at all costs.
He said the rights to self-determination, by ethnic groups, is guaranteed under the United Nation’s Charter and indeed the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, all of which Nigeria was a signatory.
According to him, “Section 39 of the 1999 Constitution guarantees freedom of expression to all citizens of Nigeria, while section 40 grants the right of association. Read more