MEMBERS of the Indigenous People of Biafra – IPOB, have been urged to ensure peace prevails as parents of Nnamdi Kanu, are laid to rest on Friday.
Amnesty International through a statement on Wednesday, by its Director in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, said IPOB supporters and security forces must at all times respect and protect human rights of all.
“The Nigerian security forces must exercise restraint and prevent a repetition of the September 2017 events that left at least 20 people killed and some still missing when the military attempted to arrest Nnamdi Kanu in his home in Afara Ukwu,’’ Ojigho said.
“While law enforcement officers are within their rights to carry out their lawful duties, the use of force should be proportional and strictly limited to those situations where it is absolutely necessary,’’ The statement added.
The bodies will be laid to rest in Afara Ukwu, Abia State.