An apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Nigeria, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has bemoaned using what it says is extreme power by the Nigerian army in making an attempt to dislodge males of the controversial Jap Security Community (ESN), from forests in Orlu city in Imo State.
The President-Common of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, who spoke whereas visiting the normal ruler of Amaifeke in Orlu, His Royal Majesty, Eze Dr E. C Okeke, on Monday, frowned on the rigidity within the space, including that whether it is allowed to get out of hand, it might result in a nationwide disaster.
Obiozor stated those that “preached or most popular army options to Nigeria’s drawback have been equally a menace to Nigeria’s unity as these enemies they have been preventing.”
“Nigeria is in a precarious scenario and an excellent warning have to be taken by the management to keep away from occasions which have the capability of incrementally aggravating or opening extra threats of nationwide disaster,” Obiazor stated.
“The usage of the violent technique will result in a synchronised nationwide disaster and supreme disintegration of Nigeria; this too have to be averted.
“Insecurity within the nation is actual and must be handled as a matter of nationwide emergency. That’s the solely manner we are able to get out of this quagmire so that it’s going to not eat us as a nation.”
In an analogous vein, a Third Republic Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has condemned the air and floor assaults by army forces in Orlu, Imo State.
Ezeife condemned the Nigerian authorities for sending troops to sort out ESN, and likewise slammed the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzondinma, for inviting the Nigerian military.
Ezeife made identified his place on Tuesday based on Sahara Reporters.
“Many people from the South-East are uninterested in talking in regards to the points on this a part of the nation. It’s as if the federal authorities doesn’t need the South-East to belong to Nigeria.
“The federal authorities appears to be the best actor fascinated about the disintegration of Nigeria.
“How do you perceive air bombardments and floor assaults on the civilian people who have finished nothing unlawful?
“It isn’t information that every one method of army personnel and safety brokers have been used in opposition to the South-East.
“We have now been denied initiatives and appointments going across the nation. There are politics and insurance policies of ‘Pull Igbo Down’ from the federal authorities,” Ezeife stated.