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Biafra: Why I didn’t order my men to kill IPOB members – Okorocha

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Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has revealed why he refused to order his males to shoot and kill members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, throughout his tenure.

The previous Governor referred to as on the Buhari Authorities to sympathise with the youth and handle their grievances.

Talking additional, the lawmaker referred to as on the individuals of the South-East area to current a very good purpose they need to be given the chance to supply the subsequent President of the nation in 2023.

Okorocha, who represents Imo West Senatorial District on the Nationwide Meeting, mentioned this throughout ‘Dialog with Owelle Rochas Okorocha at 59 and Award of Icon of Service and Philanthropy,’ aired by NTA.

“When IPOB began, they got here to Imo State after I was the governor, however I listened to them and understood their grievances.

“They requested me to hitch them, and I instructed them if they will persuade me to have one other (Biafra nation) passport, I’ll be part of.

“I might have requested my males to shoot them as they had been killed in Okigwe and different states, however no. I needed to hearken to know what they had been going via.

“That’s how the Nigerian authorities ought to deal with the youths, sympathise with them. Deal with them effectively,” Okorocha mentioned.

Not too long ago, many youths have been reportedly killed whereas many others have been arrested and jailed by Nigerian safety operatives.

Talking with DAILY POST on the current happenings within the South East, particularly Imo State, a safety professional in Aba, Abia State, Dr. Maxwell Uchenna, apportioned many of the blames on the incumbent Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.

Based on him, the Governor is fairly taking directions from Abuja within the issues of safety of his state as an alternative of looking for an area answer to what he( Uchenna) described as an area downside.

“Hope Uzodinma is an Igbo man who ought to perceive Igbo issues higher,” he instructed DAILY POST.

“Pay attention, I’m not in any approach in assist of youths who go about killing safety operatives and destroying authorities establishments shouldn’t be handled. Nevertheless it’s mistaken to kill them extrajudicially. It’s unconstitutional to order the taking pictures of Nigerian youths with out correct investigations and trials.

“On this similar nation we see bandits being arrested and detained by the safety forces; we see Boko Haram members being built-in into the society by the federal government, so why will the South East be totally different? Why ought to the agitating youths be shot on sight with arresting and making an attempt them in a court docket of competent jurisdiction? There’s insecurity in all places in Nigeria and the federal government should rise to the event.

“I don’t find out about Okorocha’s declare of getting listened to the Biafra agitators throughout his tenure however all I can inform you is that it’s illegal for a sitting governor to order the taking pictures and killing of his individuals with a view to look good earlier than the central authorities and his political social gathering.”

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