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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, on Saturday expressed outrage over the on-going army operation at Orlu in Imo State.

DAILY POST studies that for the previous few days, troops of the Nigerian Military had been stated to have stormed Orlu, combing bushes and forests in the hunt for the members of the Jap Safety Community, an arm of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB. They had been alleged to have bombed some locations within the course of.

The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma had additionally come out to say he approved the army operation.

He stated the federal government found that there have been deliberate makes an attempt by IPOB to assault Orlu folks and the federal government within the guise that they had been on the lookout for Fulani herdsmen.

“That’s why our authorities determined to ask army to flush out IPOB and their so referred to as ESN. We found that there was a camp which IPOB established at Umutanze, Orlu and we despatched police to dislodge them,” the Governor stated.

Reacting, OYC in an announcement issued by its President-Basic, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, warned that the lifetime of any Igbo man wasted would entice dire penalties.

He stated it was saddening that the army and different safety operatives had been additionally utilizing Igboland as a testing floor whereas they had been unable to sort out main safety challenges starring them within the face in different components of the nation.

Okwu stated, “our coronary heart bleeds as soon as once more over the information of the mayhem occurring in Orlu Imo State. It’s fairly unhappy {that a} sitting Governor is boasting to have been the mind behind such orgy of violence and needles assault on his folks.

“It’s fairly deplorable that whereas the Federal Authorities and it’s brokers had been busy negotiating with terrorists within the North, the identical authorities is busy right here clamping down on folks demanding for freedom, a transparent case of various stroke for various folks.

“Additionally it is ironical that the identical army which had remained helpless within the face of countless assaults from terrorists up North, solely finds its enamel when it come to the Southeast.

“Tens of scholars had been kidnapped from their faculty in Niger State and we’re but to see army helicopters hover across the bandits’ camps, quite Sheikh Gunmi and his likes are there romancing the terrorists on behalf of the Federal Authorities.

“Be that as it might, Governor Hope Uzodinma and every other individual concerned on this mayhem should know that they might not go scotfree. Regardless of how lengthy it takes, they might account for each single soul killed by these blood-thirsty safety males.”

He urged the Southeast governors and different Igbo leaders to not hold quiet within the face of what he referred to as “a deliberate ploy to impress Ndigbo into an motion that might necessitate one other genocide.

“If we keep mutual silence at this time as a result of it’s Orlu, after they get completed with them, they’ll transfer to a different a part of Igbo land.”

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