The Ohanaeze Youth Council, Friday, called on Ndigbo to be security conscious over increasing attacks at some Igbo settlements by alleged cattle rearers.
The group’s national president, Comrd Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, stated this while addressing newsmen in Abuja. He said what happened at Eha-Amufu in Enugu State recently where many lives were lost and villlages displaced should be avoided by communal vigilance.
According to him, “The recent incident which claimed the lives of over 100 people at Eha-Amufu is just the beginning. Ndigbo have been cycled from Kogi and Benue borders.
“Nigeria security agents have compromised in their duties. It’s now crystal clear that the lives and property of Ndigbo can no longer be secured or protected by the the present APC-led government.”
He charged various community town unions (CTU), presidents general and community youth leaders in Igbo land to, as a matter of urgency, establish a ”self-defense security network”, and commence recruitment of able-bodied youths who would serve in the said capacity for the defence of the people from external elements.
Quoting him, “In a failed country like Nigeria, it’s naturally the right of every living thing to resort to unavoidable self-defence. Ohanaeze Youth Council therefore calls on all Igbo youths to pick arms equivalent to what Fulani herdsmen, bandits and Jihadist are using to invade Igbo communities.
“It’s obvious that even in days and years to come, the characters we had and the characters we will have as southeast governors lack the courage and political-will to defend Ala-Igbo.
“We, therefore, call upon Igbo billionaires, technocrats, retired service men, businessmen and our diasporan brethren of goodwill to support Ohanaeze Youth Council for a strategic self-defense security network at every community in Igbo land, otherwise there will be a harvest of killings, a coordinated massacre of indigenous people of Old Easterners.”
Comrade Igboayaka advised that the said community security network be devoid of the influence of southeast governors, adding that, “It must solely be controlled by the youth leaders of various communities and town union presidents. This is the viable way out, otherwise there will be further rain of blood in Igbo land.”