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BREAKING: Ohanaeze says some Igbo miscreants hide under armed herdsmen to kill innocent people in South
“A few miscreants among us have exploited the Fulani rampage to engage in kidnapping and murder of innocent citizens. We urge our traditional rulers, town unions and local vigilantes to fish them out”
The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, chief Nnia Nwodo, reportedly said some Igbo were taking advantage of the attacks by herdsmen in the region to kidnap and murder innocent people.
Accorting to Sahara Reporters the president general of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, cried out on how the local traditional rulers and vigilantes were abetting the killers in the region.
In a statement issued on Saturday, August 17, Nwodo claimed that southern Nigeria has witnessed very unusual security breaches.
Part of his statement reads: “Assassinations, kidnapping and invasion of one or two holy places have been reported in the social and regular media,” he added.
Nwodo , however, praised the efforts of security personnel in the in the Southern region, called on traditional rulers to complement the efforts to keep southern Nigeria protected against rampaging armed Fulani invaders by handing over killers and kidnappers in their communities to relevant authorities.
The statement continued: “Worthy of note is the arrest of those responsible for the murder of two catholic priests and the kidnap of a traditional ruler. Useful confessions have been made. As we speak, 1,700 forest guards are being recruited. New access roads are being constructed into desolate and hidden areas of our forests.
“Ohanaeze also notes that a few miscreants among us have exploited the Fulani rampage to engage in kidnapping and murder of innocent citizens. We urge our traditional rulers, town unions and local vigilantes to fish them out and hand them over to law enforcement agencies.”
Meanwhile, we earlier reported the Igbo Apex Socio-Cultural group, Ohanaeze has condemned the attack inflicted on the former senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in Germany.
In a statement by the groups President, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, described the attack as a disappointing one.
Nwodo condemned in totality the attack, said the violent, rude, impertinent, divisive and discourteous style of the group will damage the cause of their pursuit.
In his words: “The assault on Ekweremadu by Igbos in Germany, described as IPOB, is disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity.
“This violent, rude, impertinent, divisive and discourteous style of IPOB or IPOB instigated miscreants is damaging to our cause.
“It strengthens the case of those who describe them as terrorists and weaken our case against the infringement of our fundamental human rights.
“Ekweremadu negotiated the sureties and securities for Nnamdi Kanu’s release on bail.
“He does not deserve this picketing and disgrace. A disgrace to him is a disgrace to Igbo race.
“Whilst I condemn the attack on our revered son and leader, I call on the law enforcement agencies in Germany to bring to book the perpetrators of this despicable act. It is un-Igbo. It is disgraceful.”