Considering the controversies surrounding the alledged lack of responsiveness from the Nigerian police when lives are lost in Nigeria, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has added his voice to the growing controversy. Nnamdi Kanu in his latest statement wondered why the Nigerian police have formed the habit of summoning people whenever there is a report that cows have been killed in a certain locality, but fail to summon anyone for questioning when innocent lives are killed in the country.
According to Nnamdi Kanu, it is unjust for the Nigerian police to treat the killing of cows as top priority but fail to prioritize the killing of innocent people. Nnamdi Kanu made this statement in reaction to the statement made by the president of Ifon Development Union who said that members of his community were summoned by the Nigerian police to Abuja over cow’s death, but the same police failed to probe the death of the Oba of Ifon who was gruesomely murdered by unknown persons.
The invitation of members of Ifon community by the Nigerian police as they inquired about the death of cows killed in Ifon, while failing to probe the death of the traditional ruler of Ifon community, generated a lot of outburst from Nigerians. The aggrieved Nigerians were of the opinion that the main issue should be the investigation of the death of the Oba of Ifon who was murdered by unknown persons. Nnamdi Kanu supporting the opinion of thise people who believe that the Nigerian police should have focused more on probing the death of the Oba of Ifon community instead of summoning community members over cow’s death.
Nnamdi Kanu also criticized the Nigerian government for claiming that he endorse hate speech. According to Nnamdi Kanu, the decision of the Nigerian police to summon Ifon people over the death of cows, while refusing to probe the death of the Oba of Ifon is the height of hate speech. Although the Nigerian police force has often claimed that they are doing all they can to stop the killings being witnessed in the country, some Nigerians maintain that a lot more seriousness still needs to be showcased by the entire security agencies of the country.