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Ohanaeze decries killing of Igbo youths in South-East

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to warn the Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya and Police Commissioners in the South-East against the alleged killing of innocent Igbo youths in the region.

Ohanaeze in a statement issued on Tuesday night by the National Publicity Secretary, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, in reaction to the unjustified killing of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra who were peacefully protesting against the continued detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu against orders of the court and United Nations group on arbitrary detention.

Ohanaeze warned that there is a limit Ndigbo can be pushed in the quest for one Nigeria while condemning the point-blank shooting of unarmed Igbo youths protesting by soldiers and policemen in the South East in the name of quelling agitation for Biafra.

“Enough is enough,” he added.

Ohanaeze regretted the ‘Igbophobia’ being propagated across the country which led to the rigging of the 2023 Presidential election to prevent an Igboman no matter how credible and competent from becoming the President of Nigeria.

He said that all the security agencies were silent and went to sleep while Igbos are being attacked, killed and properties burnt in Lagos but at the same time the same security agents will kill Igbo youths in the South-East for protesting and not attacking anyone.

The statement partly read, “The attention of the Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to the remarks made by the Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, with the heading: “Don’t threaten Nigeria’s integrity – COAS warns IPOB, ESN”.

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