A ladies’s group, Moms of Ndigbo has decried the excessive stage of insecurity within the Southeast, calling on the federal authorities to rapidly wade in and cease the incessant killings.
The group which consists of Igbo ladies from the age of 60 and above at a press convention on Tuesday stated the insecurity within the zone has gotten to a climax.
Mrs Chika Ibeneme who addressed journalists on behalf of the group stated moms can now not watch whereas safety deteriorates,
“The state of affairs has gotten to the climax in current time that we will now not afford to face and watch whereas the safety state of affairs in Nigeria, notably within the South East area continues to deteriorate.
The group stated since 2015, there have been systematic assaults on peace and tranquillity which has existed within the area through the years, with attendant financial hardships on residents.
They stated the assaults and different insecurity drawback has compelled the zone into poverty in accordance with the Nationwide Bureau of Statistics’ ranking.
The group chronicled some killings within the zone, whereas additionally protesting what it known as the lopsided appointment of safety personnel within the nation, which has left the South-east with no consultant on the safety council.
It stated, “Thus far, regardless of all these killings, it’s on report that no single perpetrator of those heinous atrocities towards the individuals have been held to account or delivered to justice whereas the victims have neither been adequately compensated nor taken care of.
“Armed herders have been invading and violently seizing and occupying ancestral bushes, farmlands and forests belonging to the indigenous individuals of the South-east area and its outposts in Kogi, Benue, Delta, Edo, Rivers and Cross River States.”
Proffering options, the group stated: “As a right away remedial measure earlier than the state of affairs will get out of hand, the Federal Authorities should, with out additional delay, demilitarize the South East Area and its key outposts.
“We name on the federal authorities to instantly finish the coverage of flooding our land and its outposts with compromised Muslim navy and police commanders.
“All killer herdsmen, clandestinely aided and guarded by federal safety forces who’ve now completely settled in farmlands, bushes and forests in our land and our key neighbouring states have to be moved out and relocated again to wherever they had been introduced from.”