– Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to the recent security challenges in southeastern states
– The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation suggested that there might be a conspiracy Igboland into an environment for terrorists
– The president-general of the group, Professor George Obiozor, urged the public not to associate the violence with the southeast region
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo believes that there people who want to turn Igboland into an environment for terrorists’ activities.
Speaking in reaction to the recent violence in the southeastern states, Obiozor maintained that Igbos are builders and not nation breakers.
According to him, it is not in the character of the people from the southeast regioin to be lazy or violent.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo president called for the harmonisation of security operations in the region, adding that the root of the recent spray of violence must be identified.
While noting that undue publicity should not be given to trivial issues, Obiozor called on the public not to associate the southeast with kidnappings or violence.
Earlier, ThisDay reported that the apex Igbo socio-cultural group lamented over the increased spate of attacks on southeast residents.
The organisation urged the federal government to devise fresh strategies to arrest the worsening insecurity as it could threaten the nation’s unity, peace and security.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the southeast governors’ forum launched its own joint security outfit for the region codenamed ‘Ebube Agu.’
The decision was after governors and stakeholders of the region held a security meeting in Imo state on Sunday, April 11.
All governors in the region were present at the meeting which also had in attendance Army, Navy, and Air Force commanders, the Inspector-General of Police, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and other key stakeholders.
Ikpeazu said the new agency would oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups within the geopolitical zone.
According to him, the governors came together to synergise and see how best they can protect the lives and properties of citizens.