Orlu Military Invasion: Gov. Uzodinma, others will pay heavily – Ohanaeze

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, on Saturday expressed outrage over the on-going navy operation at Orlu in Imo State.

DAILY POST stories that for the previous few days, troops of the Nigerian Military had been mentioned to have stormed Orlu, combing bushes and forests searching for the members of the Japanese Safety Community, an arm of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB. They had been alleged to have bombed some locations within the course of.

The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma had additionally come out to say he licensed the navy operation.https://dailypost.ng/2021/02/20/ipob-why-i-invited-soldiers-to-orlu-imo-gov-uzodinma/

He mentioned the federal government found that there have been deliberate makes an attempt by IPOB to assault Orlu individuals and the federal government within the guise that they had been on the lookout for Fulani herdsmen.

“That’s why our authorities determined to ask navy to flush out IPOB and their so referred to as ESN. We found that there was a camp which IPOB established at Umutanze, Orlu and we despatched police to dislodge them,” the Governor mentioned.

Reacting, OYC in an announcement issued by its President-Normal, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, warned that the lifetime of any Igbo man wasted would appeal to dire penalties.

He mentioned it was saddening that the navy and different safety operatives had been additionally utilizing Igboland as a testing floor whereas they had been unable to deal with main safety challenges starring them within the face in different components of the nation.

Okwu mentioned, “our coronary heart bleeds as soon as once more over the information of the mayhem occurring in Orlu Imo State. It’s fairly unhappy {that a} sitting Governor is boasting to have been the mind behind such orgy of violence and needles assault on his individuals.

“It’s fairly deplorable that whereas the Federal Authorities and it’s brokers had been busy negotiating with terrorists within the North, the identical authorities is busy right here clamping down on individuals demanding for freedom, a transparent case of various stroke for various individuals.

“It’s also ironical that the identical navy which had remained helpless within the face of countless assaults from terrorists up North, solely finds its tooth when it come to the Southeast.

“Tens of scholars had been kidnapped from their faculty in Niger State and we’re but to see navy helicopters hover across the bandits’ camps, reasonably Sheikh Gunmi and his likes are there romancing the terrorists on behalf of the Federal Authorities.

“Be that as it could, Governor Hope Uzodinma and another particular person concerned on this mayhem should know that they’d not go scotfree. Regardless of how lengthy it takes, they’d account for each single soul killed by these blood-thirsty safety males.”

He urged the Southeast governors and different Igbo leaders to not preserve quiet within the face of what he referred to as “a deliberate ploy to impress Ndigbo into an motion that might necessitate one other genocide.

“If we preserve mutual silence at the moment as a result of it’s Orlu, once they get achieved with them, they may transfer to a different a part of Igbo land.”

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