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Chuks Ibegbu, a former spokesman of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has known as on President Buhari-led federal authorities to summon leaders of all agitating teams and focus on with them on learn how to unite the nation.

Ibegbu, who spoke throughout an interview with DAILY POST on Thursday, additionally requested the federal government to present categorical order to Fulani herders to cease terrorising harmless Nigerians.

He lamented the killing of harmless Nigerians by herdsmen and warned that such might result in a civil conflict.

Ibegbu requested Igbo leaders to summon a safety summit instantly to deal with the present safety challenges within the South South and the Southeast zones.

The fast previous Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo lamented the rising looting by authorities officers and warned that there could also be a folks’s revolution towards corruption and the looting of the widespread wealth.

Ibegbu additionally criticized the federal authorities for blaming the Indigenous Folks of Biafra IPOB, for the jailbreak and assault on Nigeria Correctional Centre in addition to the Police formations at Owerri, the Imo State capital.

His phrases, “In as a lot as we’re not talking for the group or defending them, we assert that such conclusion isn’t solely untimely however untenable.


“We anticipate a discreet investigation first earlier than any such conclusion. The unknown gunmen might have come from anyplace.

“They might even be Boko Haram or killer Fulani herdsmen. Mr President was too hasty and we name on him to retract that insinuation.

“We additionally really feel traumatized within the current announcement of the brand new IGP by Mr President. It’s now apparent he doesn’t think about the sensibilities and peculiarities of all sections of Nigeria.

“This isn’t the primary, second, third or final. By no means in Nigeria historical past have we seen this sort of nepotism”.

DAILY POST reported that the Imo State Police command headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigeria Correctional Companies (NCS) in Owerri had been bombed on Monday.

Power spokesman, Frank Mba, revealed that the attackers used refined weapons comparable to Common Objective Machine Weapons (GPMGs), Sub-Machine Weapons (SMGs), AK49 rifles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), and Improvised Explosive Gadgets (IEDs).

He mentioned the attackers try to achieve entry to the Police armoury on the headquarters was resisted by the police operatives on obligation.


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