The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described the killing of a prime commander of the Jap Safety Community, ESN, Ikonso Don as a catastrophe.
DAILY POST reviews that this was contained in a press release by the Secretary-Basic of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro.
He mentioned the killing had made Ikonso a martyr and additional worsened the tensed safety state of affairs within the Southeast zone.
Isiguzoro whereas questioning the circumstances surrounding the killing of the IPOB member, declared that “we’ve taken time to review the complete state of affairs earlier than issuing this assertion and we really feel that many questions are left unanswered.
“There are sturdy counter claims that Ikonso was not killed throughout a gun duel opposite to the assertion by safety companies. And our query is: why kill a person you could have taken captive? Why did they not arrest and prosecute him in a courtroom of competent jurisdiction?
“So, we’re questioning the circumstances surrounding his demise. Ikonso shouldn’t have been killed. His demise has big penalties as a result of he has been made martyr, a hero, you possibly can even see that the IPOB mentioned they’ve renamed the Imo Authorities Home after him.
“The escalation of violence we’re witnessing within the Southeast now received’t be occurring in the event that they didn’t kill him. Southeast is now on the mercy of herdsmen and unknown gunmen.”
He accused federal authorities forces of attempting to recycle violence within the Southeast, questioning why the zone needs to be so militarized whereas individuals nonetheless moved freely within the Northeast.
“Navy motion just isn’t the answer, they need to withdraw troops from the roads. What the Federal authorities should do in the mean time is to offer the Southeast governors all of the assist they want. We’re not seeing it in the mean time, federal forces are quite making issues tough for them. The governors ought to take the lead with the Federal authorities supporting them.
“The Federal Authorities should additionally finish all types of marginalization of the Southeast, that’s why the youths are very offended. We’ve got began the method of restoring peace, we’re speaking with all stakeholders, each occasion, however the Federal Authorities ought to cease aggravating issues.”
He equally berated “Abuja politicians” from the zone, accusing them of holding silent whereas the individuals had been being slaughtered.
“All of them have failed Ndigbo, they haven’t simply refused to hitch in seek for resolution however are holding grave silence. Even these of them near the President will not be telling him the reality. They’ve all relaxed in Abuja whereas their house is burning, however they have to know that if this hearth just isn’t quenched, no person will escape,” he cautioned.
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