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 every day throughout the 5 States within the zone.
DAILY POST stories that the weekend killing of Ikonso Don, the commander of the Indigenous Folks 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 an announcement made out there to DAILY POST, the Secretary-Normal of the Chidi-Ibeh led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro mentioned any delay in getting into right into a negotiation course of with the youths would spell doom for the zone.
He mentioned 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 cases the place safety companies opened hearth on Biafra agitators the place they’re holding their conferences and nothing was completed about it. That’s the place the issue began and we should handle it from there.
“We now have two challenges- the killer herdsmen who’ve been ravaging the land and nothing severe was completed to checkmate them. Secondly, the neglect of the youths whereas politicians lived in affluence.
“Nevertheless, we should all know that no matter is occurring is to our personal drawback and the enemies are blissful that the South-East is burning.
“The Federal Authorities has additionally not applied the guarantees it made throughout the EndSARS, particularly on the subject of monetary compensation of victims. We additionally didn’t see a lot from them within the type of palliatives throughout 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 individuals on the centre of it all- the youths, weren’t in any method represented throughout the assembly.
“What we’re saying is that everyone ought to rise as much as the event; the governors are attempting however what is occurring is past them and we’ve to assist them.”
“There needs to be city corridor conferences; there needs to be interface, engagements with the youths, the youths aren’t pleased with the system they discovered themselves in Nigeria.
“The governors are even organising committees with out the youths, with out their representatives. We’re calling on the governors and different stakeholders to succeed in out to the youths, they need to give what belongs to the youths to them. There’s hazard forward and that hazard might be averted now. In the event that they fail to take action, it won’t augur effectively for our individuals,” he warned.