Youth of the South-east zone of Nigeria have known as on the federal authorities to right away deproscribe the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB).
IPOB, a secessionist group which is championing the independence of a sovereign state if Biafra was in 2017 designated a terrorist group by a court docket, resulting in it’s proscription.
However in an emergency assembly assembly of South East youth stakeholders in Awka yesterday, the youths mentioned there was have to return peace within the area, stating that a part of the steps in the direction of peace can be deproscription of IPOB and the discharge of any of her members in jail.
The group’s communique was learn to journalists by Comrade Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth, on behalf of different teams, together with Nationwide Youth Council of Nigeria (south-East), Nigerian Youth Congress(South-East), Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) after the emergency assembly in Awka.
It said, “Having thought of the state of the Nation, the rising state of insecurity, the general improvement of the Igbo nation, it’s hereby resolved as follows: The heightened insecurity within the South-East which has resulted within the lack of lives of our individuals, safety brokers and properties is extremely regretted and we deeply commiserate with the households of the bereaved.
“We, subsequently, name on the South-East Governors to synergize and liaise with the related stakeholders particularly the youth to arrest the present safety challenges within the South East.
“We condemn in totality the wanton destruction of lives and properties within the South-East and name on the perpetrators of those felony act to desist from such forthwith and look for a correct technique of airing their grievances.
“As a step in the direction of real peace and reconciliation as championed by Ohaneze Ndigbo, the Federal Authorities and South-East Governors ought to as a matter of urgency unproscribe IPOB (Indigenous Individuals of Biafra) as a terrorist group. Moreover, we name for the discharge of all political prisoners of Igbo extraction.”
The group known as on the South-east governors to encourage neighborhood policing by strengthening and digitalizing the native vigilantes.
It additionally aligned with the decision of the southern governors and name for mandatory authorized framework for quick implementation of the decision.
The group added that, “There may be want for quarterly interface between the Governors of the South-East and the Youth stakeholders in order that the problems of the zone might be often reviewed.
“We name on the South-East Governors to completely implement the suggestions of the ENDSARS panel report particularly on Youth Improvement, and to evaluation the Legal guidelines of their varied State Safety Council Committee to incorporate essential youth stakeholders, whereas urging for full implementation, help and fund for neighborhood policing committee which was constituted final yr.
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