Former aviation minister, Osita Chidoka, one of the chieftain of People Democratic Party, (PDP), disclosed on Thursday that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) told him that they will remain non-violent.

This was revealed in a message on the killings in Emene, Enugu State.

On 23th August, 2020 there was a crisis between IPOB and the Department of State Services (DSS) which led to loss of lives.

While praising the efforts to reduce more forces, “IPOB representatives assured me that they remain a non-violent organisation.” Chidoka said

Chidoka appealed the state government to investigate the occurrence.

Osita Chidoka, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain asked to stop to extravagant unlawful violence.

PDP chieftain also requested that those accountable for the demised of DSS officers and stealing of their guns be brought to justice.

Osita Chidoka, said that persons in police custody be released or be taking to court.

“In my interaction with the security agencies, facts emerged that the DSS lost two officers and automatic rifles during the fracas while two members of IPOB were killed and about five injured.

“I condole with the families of all those who lost their lives and ask the government of Enugu State to institute a Commission of Inquiry to ascertain the truth around the incident that led to the death of unarmed civilians and security agents.

“Security agencies must continue to respect the fundamental rights of peaceful assembly in a democracy and be guided by rules of engagement in dealing with unarmed civilians.

“Use of force in delicate situations is a bye-product of the militarisation of our society and must be avoided. I condemn the use of violence by any group whether security agents or private groups.” Osita Chidoka said

He also said further that he would move on to interact socially with every side for a peaceful solution to the crisis.

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