Plans by the federal government to confiscate guns in the South-East region of the country are discriminatory, according to Barr Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Recall that IPOB, through its spokesman, Emma Powerful, raised the alarm recently. He said the military would embark on house-to-house search and seizures of weapons in some communities in Imo State. IPOB had regretted that ‘Fulani terrorists, herdsmen, kidnappers and bandits freely move with not just AK-47, AK-49, but now with Travor ‘Tar-21’, which only Nigerian government is licensed and authorised to use’.
The House of Representatives also called on the federal government to commence disarming armed groups in South East before the 2023 general elections.
Ejimakor, in a tweet, said, “Seizing guns in South East and doing the opposite elsewhere is an act of discriminatory aggression against SE. Is SE under belligerent occupation?”
Prince ND also tweeted, “Don’t give out your guns as ordered by Nigeria govt and Igbo governors/leaders. The Fulanis are shipping down SE day and night with weapons. So keep your guns to protect yourself. Don’t empty yourself while Fulanis in our lands are moving about with AK47 freely. Get prepared.”
For Boss Dynamic, “Zamfara State has ordered [her] citizens to buy guns. South-eastern region should also be allowed to do the same.”
IK George tweeted, “The federal government is the creator of UNGM. You can’t tell me with all their resources, they’re unable to arrest none of these so-called UNGM. Gun confiscation in S-East was their reason for creating UNGM in the first place.”
In the view of Genga Ayodele, “The leaders, elders and all men and women of good conscience in the SE and beyond must rise in opposition to this lopsidedness. If the NA has been adamant to multi-level policing, then the people must be allowed to keep and own guns in defence of their dear lives.”
Austin wrote via @Austin that, “Zamfara people are with their own guns defending their lives while Nigerian Army are after ESN. This is pure injustice and double standards. There is nothing like one Nigeria.”