Thursday, August 03, 2006

Military brutality

At the risk of seeming like the Biafran ambassador to New Cross, there's been some Massob news. They accuse the army, at the behest of OBJ, of extra-judicial killings. Interestingly, Narto, which stands for National Association of Road Transport Owners, is the co-accuser. It is probably the Igbo people who run the not-so-luxurious national coach service who have joined their tribesmen in solidarity.

This is not just a Massob issue, though. In the Niger Delta, the army has been accused of carrying out attacks, razing villages to the ground. Foremost is the Odi massacre. A democratically elected president using the army against his own people as a tool of fear?

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