Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, has condemned the killings of members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) in Enugu last weekend.
Last Sunday, the Department of State Services (DSS) in conjunction with the Nigerian Military, Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Nigeria Airforce, killed members of the proscribed group citing unlawful assembly as its reason.
While two officers of the DSS were confirmed dead at Emene, Enugu State, scene of the confrontation, the seccessionist group lost 21 of its members.
“The recent killing of unarmed youths in Enugu is condemnable, just as the senseless killing of Nigerians in any part of the country,” the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the last general election said in a Saturday statement.
“I join well-meaning Nigerians in calling for a panel of inquiry to be set up to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing to avoid such recklessness in the future,” the former governor added.