The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described the killing of a high commander of the Japanese Safety Community, ESN, Ikonso Don as a catastrophe.
DAILY POST experiences 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 scenario within the Southeast zone.
Isiguzoro whereas questioning the circumstances surrounding the killing of the IPOB member, declared that “we’ve got taken time to check your entire scenario 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’ve taken captive? Why did they not arrest and prosecute him in a court docket of competent jurisdiction?
“So, we’re questioning the circumstances surrounding his loss of life. Ikonso shouldn’t have been killed. His loss of life has enormous penalties as a result of he has been made martyr, a hero, you’ll be able to 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 making an attempt to recycle violence within the Southeast, questioning why the zone ought to be so militarized whereas folks nonetheless moved freely within the Northeast.
“Navy motion shouldn’t be the answer, they need to withdraw troops from the roads. What the Federal authorities should do in the meanwhile is to present the Southeast governors all of the help they want. We’re not seeing it in the meanwhile, federal forces are somewhat making issues troublesome 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 now have began the method of restoring peace, we’re speaking with all stakeholders, each social gathering, however the Federal Authorities ought to cease aggravating issues.”
He equally berated “Abuja politicians” from the zone, accusing them of preserving silent whereas the folks have been being slaughtered.
“All of them have failed Ndigbo, they haven’t simply refused to affix in seek for answer however are preserving grave silence. Even these of them near the President are usually not telling him the reality. They’ve all relaxed in Abuja whereas their house is burning, however they need to know that if this fireplace shouldn’t be quenched, no one will escape,” he cautioned.