BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
The Killings in the S’East zone of the country is rearing tension against the peace and unity the country is known for.
However, the Anambra state election is allegedly reported to be the major cause of killings in the state while calling on FG to INTERVENE speedily.
The Ohanaeze Youths Council- OYC, the apex youth body of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, therefore, has reprimanded the federal government of Nigeria and Southeast Governors over the brutal killing of the self-determination group, the Indigenous People of Biafra.
The Council bemoaned that IPOB members are only guilty of seeking the Sovereign state of Biafra, regretting that within the five years of President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration, several badges of Repentant Boko Haram and Bandit has been sent abroad for training.
Speaking with newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday, October 6, the national president of OYC, Comrade. Igboayaka O. Igboaaka argued why Buhari’s administration had not treated the IPOB and pro-Biafra groups with a little tinge of fairness as even enjoyed by the real terrorist since inception.
The Council blamed the victimization and intimidation meted out to the freedom agitators on Southeast Governors led by Gov. David Umahi, lamenting that they merely condemn their sons and make shut their minds against proffering possible solutions, describing the leaders as “political vampires”.
“Unfortunately, the Southeast Governors are not sincere as it’s being led by Gov. David Umahi, therefore they can’t offer a solution to the Security tension in Southeast, because the existence Ipob/ESN has offered the Southeast Governors and other political vampires an opportunity to threaten the political environment and blame it on Ipob.
“The condemning and rejecting of IPOB by the supposed Southeast leaders have not yielded any positive result. Why would Southeast Governors, Stakeholders and religious leaders continue to use the same failed approach over Self-determination issues in Igbo land? Why would they continue to use the same method and expect a different result?
He, however, admitted that, unlike the agitators, perpetrators of vices in the Northern region had good leaders who look inwardly to ascertain the cause of the abnormal acts of their Fulani children and hastily sought for a lasting solution.
“We have political and religious leaders from Fulani/Hausa extraction who devote their time to knowing why their youths there are recruited into banditry and Boko Haram groups and make out time to discuss with them passionately. But, in the Southeast, we have leaders who cowardly and selfishly believe that the word” Biafra is a taboo.
“These so-called leaders occasionally converge in Enugu in the name of Southeast Governors Forum, Stakeholders and religious leaders only to condemn their sons without correction or solutions. We have elders that have forgotten the Igbo philosophy of life, that “when you use right hand to beat a child, you use the left hand to draw the child close; Igbo elders have bathed a dirty child and thrown both the child and dirty water away”, Igboayaka wailed.
Comrade Igboayaka recalled that since 22 years of the new Biafra agitation, “the Governors of Southeast extraction see Pro-Biafran groups as a man suffering from leprosy, which can’t be an approach to show love, even a leprous man can be shown love by someone from a distance.
“It’s on record that on 14th September 2017 Python Dance was not done without the consent of Southeast Governors, Stakeholders and religious leaders. They were all conspirators with Nigeria government and they killed over 100 Igbo youths. It’s historic that the killing of MASSOB and IPOB by the Nigeria Government in collaboration with Southeast leaders is a monster that will grow in the future. Those young Massobians and Ipobians had little children they left, when these kids grow in a hard society, one day they will ask how their fathers were killed.
“Certain time on June 19th 2021 Southeast Governors and religious leaders were assembled in Enugu, and they denied IPOB, Eastern Security Network of IPOB was thrown to Nigeria security agents to maim them, many innocent Igbo youths were murdered by Nigeria Security agents in Imo State yet IPOB activities continued”, Igboayaka recounted.
Furthermore, Comrade Igboayaka accused Southeast leaders, from Governors, Senators, Federal House of Assembly members, Ministers, Federal Board members, Commissioners and House of Assembly members of being responsible for the cry for injustice and marginalization by Massob, IPOB and other self-determination agitators in the region.
“The 75% cry over injustice and marginalization by Massob, IPOB and other self-determination agitators in Southeast is caused by Southeast leaders, from Governors, Senators, Federal House of Assembly members, Ministers, Federal Board members, Commissioners and House of Assembly members, stressing that it’s time Ipob, Massob and other Self-determination groups channels their anger to Governors, Ministers, Senators, federal house of Assembly members and other key political leaders in the Southeast that have looted and embezzled funds made for the development of Alaigbo
Comrade Igboayka warned federal government and Southeast leaders to jettison the idea of deploying the army in the Southeast, noting that it will claim the lives of innocent citizens in the East, due to lack of professionalism by Nigeria security agents in handling issues that concerns Ndigbo.
“As a result of a failed government in the SouthEast, that couldn’t provide a security outfit when Ndigbo needed it as regards the activities of dreaded Fulani herdmen, the IPOB took the law into their hands basically on self-preservation and self-defence, today we have seen the sequence of ENS over the silent of Southeast governors.
“Until Southeast Governors, Stakeholder and religious leaders stop presenting themselves as traitors before IPOB member and boldly come out and play a sincere fatherly role, the quest for Biafran instead of being a means for liberation for the long-age marginalization and injustices to Ndigbo, as it were, will turn Alaigbo to a desolate and a land of anarchy”, Igboayaka thundered.
The group has why S’East Governors condemn their IGBO sons without proffering a solution to salvage the zone.
In his words, OYC leader, Igboayaka continued to ask why government kill IPOB members but send bandits, Boko Haram insurgents abroad- FG told.
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