The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has demanded the quick arrest of Sheikh Gunmi, a cleric at present negotiating with bandits within the Northern a part of the nation.
Gunmi drew the ire of the apex Igbo group following his interview with BBC pidgin, the place he was reported to have in contrast late Igbo chief, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu with the bandits.
Ojukwu led Ndigbo to the Nigeria/Biafra civil struggle which lasted for 3 years, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives, and Gunmi now believes Ojukwu dedicated the identical offence just like the bandits.
However reacting, the OYC President-Normal, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike mentioned he was stunned that Gunmi was nonetheless strolling the streets a free man.
He mentioned regardless of obvious proof that Gunmi was in deep romance with terrorists, the safety companies had regarded the opposite means whereas issues worsened within the nation.
“There isn’t a doubt that Nigeria is at a crossroads in its journey to nationhood. By no means within the historical past of the nation has it witnessed such orge of violence and criminality being perpetrated by terrorists hiding below completely different nomenclatures.
“Nonetheless, extra worrisome is the truth that the chief mobilizer and the spokesman of the terrorists, Sheikh Gumi has been left to be strolling freely regardless of clear proof that he was a part of Nigeria’s safety issues.
“Starting from his claims that bandits aren’t terrorists, to his senseless comparability of bandits with the IPOB and now Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, it’s clear that Gumi has turned the chief spokesman of terrorists and must be arrested and prosecuted.
“He didn’t begin in the present day as his observe report reveals that he was a part of people who laid the inspiration to what we’re seeing in the present day; his divisive and inciting messages aren’t new within the nation. It’s now time for safety companies to do the needful as that is the one approach to finish the present senseless killing and kidnapping of Nigerians,” OYC mentioned.
Okwu, additionally within the assertion, took a swipe at Kogi West Senator, Good Adeyemi over his final week tirade in opposition to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
Whereas describing Adeyemi as a disgrace and a nasty picture of the present Senate, Okwu urged Ikpeazu to disregard “a person who acquired to the Senate not by the individuals’s vote however violence and intimidation of voters.
“Good Adeyemi is little question a shame to the journalism occupation and the Nationwide Meeting, as we surprise how such a person with an unsound thoughts rose to the apex management of the revered union.
“We ask Governor Ikpeazu to not be distracted or permit himself to descend to the extent of such a person who has no type of dignity.”