SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA – We need pan-Igbo security outfits Self-defence now our option — Ohaneze Youths Says herdsmen being encouraged by presidency’s alleged inaction Declare six geo-political zones sovereign — ex-Ohaneze scribe.
IRKED by the recur-ring killing and maiming of villagers in Enugu State by Fulani herdsmen and the seeming hopelessness of the security architecture in the state, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, described the governors of the South-eastern states as weak and incapable of performing the primary function of governance.
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It said that had the governors established a pan-Igbo security outfit in addition to conventional security agencies, the South East geopolitical zone, would have been better protected against rampaging herdsmen.
This came as a former Secretary of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nduka Eya and Ohaneze Youth Council, OYC, said President Muhammdu Buhari was treating the killings being perpetrated by herdsmen with kid gloves, noting that herdsmen were being encouraged in their actions by the alleged soft disposition of the presidency.The trend, MASSOB stated, suggested that only Igbo people could be relied on for the protection of lives and property in Igbo land, adding that it was suicidal for the governors to have had confidence in security agents, given the recent experiences of herdsmen attacks. The groups’ frustration was on the heels of findings by Saturday Vanguard which revealed that many were losing confidence in the ability of the state governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at protecting his people against further attacks.
Majority, who vented their frustration, observed that the perceived inaction of the state government in the face of increasing attacks suggested that he lacks political will.
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