The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Tuesday, urged the South-East Governors to with out additional delay enter into negotiations with indignant youths within the zone.
That is approaching the heels of heightened tensions within the area, with unknown gunmen wreaking havoc each day throughout the 5 States within the zone.
DAILY POST experiences that the weekend killing of Ikonso Don, the commander of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB’s Japanese Safety Community, ESN, has added to the stress within the zone, with the pro-Biafra group vowing to go all out for revenge.
In a press release made obtainable to DAILY POST, the Secretary-Common of the Chidi-Ibeh led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro stated any delay in getting into right into a negotiation course of with the youths would spell doom for the zone.
He stated the rising insecurity within the zone was a product of age-long neglect of the youths by the political class, and unprovoked killing of agitators.
He recalled that, “there have been situations the place safety companies opened fireplace on Biafra agitators the place they’re holding their conferences and nothing was executed about it. That’s the place the issue began and we should deal with it from there.
“We now have two challenges- the killer herdsmen who’ve been ravaging the land and nothing critical was executed to checkmate them. Secondly, the neglect of the youths whereas politicians lived in affluence.
“Nonetheless, we should all know that no matter is going on is to our personal drawback and the enemies are glad that the South-East is burning.
“The Federal Authorities has additionally not applied the guarantees it made in the course of the EndSARS, particularly with reference to monetary compensation of victims. We additionally didn’t see a lot from them within the type of palliatives in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown, so the youths are indignant.
“Now, speaking in regards to the South-East Governors assembly on Sunday, they nonetheless missed the purpose. The folks on the centre of it all- the youths, weren’t in any manner represented in the course of the assembly.
“What we’re saying is that everyone ought to rise as much as the event; the governors are attempting however what is going on is past them and now we have to assist them.”
“There ought to be city corridor conferences; there ought to be interface, engagements with the youths, the youths are usually not proud of the system they discovered themselves in Nigeria.
“The governors are even establishing committees with out the youths, with out their representatives. We’re calling on the governors and different stakeholders to achieve out to the youths, they need to give what belongs to the youths to them. There may be hazard forward and that hazard will be averted now. In the event that they fail to take action, it won’t augur effectively for our folks,” he warned.