Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu (R), with Senate Minority Leader, Sen Godswill Akpabio. Photo: Hogan-Bassey/JAU/ICE/NAN/file

Southeast Senate Caucus on Tuesday lamented over the ongoing militarisation of the Southeast sub-region especially the remote areas of Umuahia, Abia state.

It was reported that the Nigerian Army invaded the home of pro-Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu on Monday and also allegedly laid siege on his residence on Tuesday.

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In a statement signed by the caucus’ chairman, Enyinnaya Abaribe, the lawmaker condemned the military incursions into the country home of Kanu, describing such action as willful personalisation of the operation and deliberate abuse of the people’s fundamental rights.

He said the caucus was said that the military chose a time when the lawmakers from the geopolitical zone had engaged the IPOB leadership and even extracted firm commitment from them that its agitation will be strictly non-violent and in conformity with international best practices.