The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide group, has described the uprisings, waves of violence and banditry in Imo state within the last 48hrs as a ‘revengeful mission and well coordinated reprisal attacks’ against the Government of the State in response to the governor’s use of Military action and airstrikes against the Eastern security network and IPOB members in orlu recently.
In a statement to POLITICS NIGERIA on Monday, the group stated “Ndigbo had previously warned Governor Hope Uzodinma of the consequences of his impulsive actions against ESN in appeasement of his paymasters, subsequently Imo state Governor should now accept the full responsibilities of violence perpetrated in Owerri on early hours of Easter Monday and his leadership failures to constructively pursue peace instead of opting for military action against peaceful biafra agitators in orlu recently.”
“The pattern and uniformity of the modus of operandi of the perpetrators, shows ” there are evidences of a well coordinated serial attacks in almost police stations in all igbo states at early hours of each day with the sole targets of amassing aminuations for the possibly ‘FULL SCALE BANDITRY IN THE SOUTHEAST”, but the new dimensions of attacks at Owerri Correctional facility prisons, points that, the perpetrators had equally Released their members recently incarcerated by Imo state Governor over orlu crisis.”
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, therefore calls for ceasefire and reminds the “PERPETRATORS” that dialogue remains the best weapon of resolving conflicts and disputes,and there are laid down procedures to nip at the bud these fast rising Monsters in Southeast, which requires drastic measures,”
The Group also proferred 5 solutions to the problem.
“(1) Governor Hope Uzodinma should tender unserved apologies to Ndigbo for his non consultative military actions in orlu crisis and incarceration of innocent people and rescind most of his unpopular anti igbo decisions and policies.”
“(2) Southeast Governors must establish the regional Southeast security Network to engage the Youths to defend our territories without further delay with full backing of the law.”
“(3) The Endsars FG Youth Empowerment funds should be shared equitably in all the 95 Lgas of Southeast.”
“(4) Anti Open grazing laws must be uniformly enact In all the Southeast house of assemblies and signed into law by Southeast Governors without further delay.”
“(5) Southeast Governors should de-proscribe the activities of Ipob and persuade FG to remove the terrorist Tag on them.”
“Southeast will gradually become another Northeast, If our political leaders, opinion leaders, religious leaders keep quiet as evil triumph before us, this is the best time to uproot these menace growing up in the East. “