The Ohanaeze Youth Council, Tuesday, accused southeast governors of insensitivity and inaction in the face of the recent massacre of natives of Eha-Amufu in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State by suspected Fulani militias. The group claimed that all its security alerts were ignored by the leaders of the region.
The group’s national president, Comrd Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, disclosed this in a statement he made available to newsmen in Owerri. He said ‘the intense silence of the federal government and southeast governors towards the brutal killings of the people could propel the youths of Igboland to pick up arms for self-defence’.
According to him, “We can’t keep quiet anymore. We have severally raised intelligence security reports that Ala Igbo has been besieged by Fulani militias and bandits. Unfortunately, the southeast governors have proven themselves to be puppets to the Fulani political oligarchy.
“These self-glory governors are the real conspirators sabotaging steps to stop the planned ethnic cleansing of Ndigbo by the Jihadists. This ugly ethnic cleansing of Ndigbo at Agu-Amede, Mgbuji and Eboh communities at Eha-Amufu started from 22nd to 23rd November 2022. While attempts were made by contacting security agencies, yet up until noon day of the incident, no security operation challenged the massacre of our people.
“We can no longer wait for a soothsayer to let us know that both Nigerian security agents and governors of the Igbo extraction have compromised their oath which they swore to protect the lives and property of Ndigbo. The Ohualu Mgbede has been sacked by Fulani militias and bandits, and up until now, neither President Muhammadu Buhari nor any federal government representatives visited the affected villages.
“Ndigbo must wake up from this dream that militias operated up to 72hours from Saturday, November 19 to Tuesday 22, 2022, without any security confrontation. What happened to Eha-Amufu people in Enugu State recorded the death of over 100 people, 50 people missing with two villages being sacked by these dreaded herders.
“It’s on recorded that the so-called mouthed Ebube Agu of southeast governors was a mere joker as some governors turned Ebube Agu into their militia gangs against their political opponents. Imo and Ebonyi states have recorded huge deaths of innocent youths by Ebube Agu. Till today, we want to bring to the general public that Ebube Agu has not recorded any successful operation of confronting any criminal gangs, but have severally maimed innocent Igbo youths in the guise of members of ESN or IPOB.”