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Gulak: Ohanaeze condemns Northern elders South-East travel ban over IPOB, killings

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has chided the Arewa Consultative Discussion board (ACF) for advising Northerners to be cautious of travels to the South East after the homicide of Ahmed Gulak.

Alex Ogbonnia, Nationwide Publicity Secretary, in a press release stated it was unlucky that Audu Ogbe, who has gained the respect of many as a detribalized patriot, issued the advisory.

Ogbe stated until the journeys are completely obligatory and of compelling nature, “like issues of life and dying, they shouldn’t be made”.

The spokesman condemned the narrative that the South East has been taken over by the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) and unknown gunmen.

Ogbonnia harassed that the grotesque assassination of Gulak is painful and has been condemned in robust phrases by Governor Hope Uzodinma, Imo individuals and teams together with Ohanaeze.

Ohanaeze hailed the Northern Governors Discussion board for demanding that the homicide be handled as a prison act and warning that politicization of points surrounding the dying may result in additional violence in Nigeria.

Ogbonnia cited the contemporary abduction of over 200 faculty youngsters in Niger State, killings in Northern States, and questioned why the ACF singled out the South East as a no-go-area for the Northerners.

“The reference by Chief Ogbe to the “the killings of northern leaders in 1966 that triggered the occasions that led to a civil conflict that price the nation 1000’s of lives and an untold sufferings to tens of millions of harmless individuals” is to say the least very inflammatory, incendiary, unreflective and unguarded.

“It needs to be famous that Igbos have suffered immeasurably within the present Nigerian dilemma. In Nimbo group of Enugu State, at about 5.15 am on April 25, 2016, the armed herdsmen numbering over 500 struck, killing 54 individuals.

“The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi pleaded with the indigenes to just accept the incident as an act of God. On March 30, 2021, Egedege group in Ebonyi State witnessed a horrendous sight of 18 individuals slaughtered by the Fulani herdsmen.

“Governor Dave Umahi couldn’t withhold his tears as he noticed the 18 corpses of Ebonyi State indigenes killed unfold like fish within the chilly room. On Monday, the Commissioner for Capital Metropolis Improvement introduced armed herdsmen invaded Ndiobashi in Izzi land and killed so a lot of our individuals.”

Ohanaeze famous that Igbo leaders have repeatedly known as for restraint and warned in opposition to reprisal assaults.

Ogbonnia reminded Ogbe and the ACF that it’s the federating capability of the Igbo, their fortitude and readiness to adapt to each a part of the nation, which have served because the salt with out which the idea of Nigeria turns into tasteless.

Ohanaeze rated the assertion by Chief Ogbe as baleful and urged the Nigerian authorities and patriots to carry Ogbe accountable as a result of his remarks are able to rocking the already precarious boat.

“It’s unusual that the leaders which have gained all the pieces from Nigeria are all the time the primary to set it on fireplace”, the assertion added.

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