Ohaneze Accuses Buhari of Killing Igbos, Calls for Self-Defence

by on August 27, 2016
The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has advocated self-defense against orgies of unprovoked attacks by ram­paging herdsmen against agrarian communities in parts of the country, saying that the Federal Government has shown it is incapable of protecting the victims.
Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) took the position while reacting to the latest attack by herdsmen on Enugu community which left no fewer than four persons including a pregnant woman dead in its wake.
OYC in a press statement issued by its Chairman of States Chairmen, Alex Okemiri, flayed President Muhammadu Buhari for his docility over the atrocities and impunity of the killer herdsmen which have wreaked havoc in parts of the country without any one being prosecut­ed so far.
According to the statement, “the inability of the President to rein in his Fulani kinsmen from killing and maiming in­nocent Nigerians is now obvious”.
The statement read in part: “It is clear now that that Mr. President has no control of events in the country or is in ca­hoot with the rampaging herdsmen”.
OYC, therefore urged Southerners and Mid­dle Belt indigenes who are mostly the victims of the senseless and barbar­ic killings to henceforth, defend themselves against such unwarranted attacks.
“We call on Ndigbo , Southerners, Middle Beltans and moderate Arewa people to defend themselves in the face of this continuous killings and inability of the feder­al government to protect them. Self-protection and preservation is the first law in haven.”
OYC further tasked the Enugu State Govern­ment to quickly set up well armed vigilante groups in all autonomous communi­ties in the state “to engage these wicked and blood­thirsty Fulani herdsmen who are beasts in human clothing and highly un­civilised”.
The Igbo group warned that any further attack on any Igbo community by herdsmen would be vigor­ously resisted, saying that the patience of Igbo youths have been overstretched.
OYC debunked spec­ulation in some quarters that its leader, Okechuk­wu Isiguzoro, is recruit­ing 2000 youths for Pres­ident Buhari on October 1st against Biafra.
It advised pro- Biafra groups to leave Ohanaeze out of its challenges

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