Ohanaeze Youth Council, the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged the Nigerian authorities to speedily grant the Jap Safety Community (ESN) amnesty and recruit them into mainstream neighborhood vigilante community.
The Igbo youth group made the request in a press assertion signed by its President, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka.
The OYC famous that Nigeria has reached its peak of insecurity and pressured that the very best and workable antidote to the insecurity within the South East is to grant amnesty to the Jap Safety Community, ESN.
Ohanaeze youths additionally suggested governors of Igbo extraction to instantly provoke an amnesty programme with the Nigerian authorities for members of the ESN to save lots of Igbo land from an alleged foreseen doom ready to befall Igbo land and Nigeria at giant.
The Igbo group additional warned the governors towards any unjust therapy or army confrontation towards members of the ESN and IPOB in any method, insisting that it could result in agitations towards them by Igbo youths and Ndigbo at giant.
The OYC referred to as on the Directorate of State Companies (DSS) to advise the federal government and governors of Igbo extraction to maneuver into motion on the above resolution for a workable ethnic reintegration, concord, peace and sustainable cohabitation amongst all ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
The assertion partly learn, “Nigeria has undoubtedly reached its climax in ethnic disaster because of the motion of Fulani herdsmen prison actions everywhere in the nation, with the disaster in Northern Nigeria because of bandits, kidnappers and Boko Haram terrorists together with studies of Fulani herdsmen conflict within the West. If extra confrontation of the army towards pro-Biafrans and Jap Safety Community continues, it won’t simply break up Nigeria however the disaster will change into uncontrollable.
“If ESN has gone towards the regulation of Nigeria by carrying arms, the bandits have additionally gone towards the regulation by additionally carrying arms, subsequently, the Governors of Igbo extraction ought to negotiate with ESN/IPOB and deal with them the best way Northern governors are treating Bandits by negotiating with them to drop their arms. What’s good for the goose can be good for the gander. The youths of Hausa/Fulani who have interaction in banditry and the youths in Igbo land who have interaction in self-defence by way of Jap Safety Community and self-determination battle have to be handled equally with utmost carefulness.
“Nigerian authorities ought to rapidly approve a obligatory neighborhood Vigilante Safety Community in all communities in Nigeria to enrich the efforts of federal safety brokers”.