Shoot-At-Sight Order: Igbo group drags IGP to UN, ICC


Shoot-At-Sight Order: Igbo group drags IGP to UN, ICC

Seeks intervention of NHRC

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja

A leading socio-cultural association of Igbo professionals under the aegis of Nzuko Umuna, has described as horrifying, frightening, and unutterable in a democracy, the shoot-at-order the Inspector General Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, handed to police officers in the South East.

The group, which addressed a world press conference in Abuja on Monday, noted that the IGP gave the directive in Enugu on May 18, when he launched Operation Restore Peace in the Southeast.

Insisting that adherence to such directive could lead to human right abuses and total breakdown of law and order in the region, the group, said it has notified the international community, particularly, the International Criminal Court, the United Nation Human Rights Council, as well as various High Commissions and Embassies in Nigeria.

While imploring the IGP to rescind “his unconstitutional and illegal orders”, Nzuko Umunna, in a statement that was…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper