"My last message to the evil tyrant Buhari and his gang of mass murderers is 'I am a Shia. Come and kill me'!"

With those words, a government critic bemoaned alleged violations on Nigerians in the southeastern regions where some organisations are clamouring for self-rule.

Haruna Elbinawi, the government critic, said President Muhammadu Buhari, who came into power after defeating Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, had embarked on a crackdown of pro-Biafra protesters, which started with the arrest of separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in 2015.

He is among the most vocal advocates of secession from Nigeria.

"A youthful peaceful movement emerged from Southeast Nigeria under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu calling for referendum to leave Nigeria. The wicked and evil Nigerian tyrant Buhari sent his corrupt and cowardly Nigerian Army to kill peaceful protesters.

"The bloodthirsty Nigerian tyrant Buhari arrested the IPOB (Indigenous People of the Biafra) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and wickedly denied him fair trial in the courts." he said.

Nigerian courts have ordered the release of Kanu but Buhari’s government has defied the orders.

"The inhuman massacres of the peaceful IPOB protesters only increase the popularity of the movement in the Southeast and its charismatic leader,"
added Elbinawi.

He remained defiant amid the crackdown on pro-Biafra protestors.