By Chijindu Emeruwa
An Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has described as affront on the people of South Eas zone, of a calculated attempts to create confusion and tension capitalizing on pro Biafra agitations to impose state of emergency in the region.
OYC, while speaking on the recent proclamations of Nigerian Military on the activities of pro-biafra agitators in the South East region, which contained in a release signed by it’s President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Secretary General, Okwu Nnabuike, urged the Nigeria military to concentrate on the insecurity challenges in the northern region where bandits and terror organization had wreaked havoc and fear amongst the citizenry.
Recall that Nigeria Military was quoted in section of the media as saying, “if there’s any more evidence of killings of security agents by Biafra agitators in the South East region could lead to declaration of State of Emergency”.
However, the Igbo group urged the Nigerian Army to declare State of Emergency in the North East geopolitical zone before proclamating such in South East.
OYC called on pro Biafra agitators to maintain their original non-violence postures and avoid making inflammatory threats of killings security agents in reprisal attack.
“Such decision will surely bring catastrophic consequences to the peaceful atmospheric environment we enjoy in the Southeast. OYC has uncovered plots by Igbo external detractors to use the recent evidence of fallouts, after IPOB clashed with DSS in Enugu to instigate the removal of South East Governors, which is part of the rogue operations to stop any of them from contesting 2023 presidential elections.
“Igbo youths are solidly behind the South East Governors, who had portrayed themselves as worthy servants of Igbo nation. OYC countermands all directives of closure of markets, banks and offices in the south east zone, as any order that will bring untold hardship to the people of south east region will surely be resisted”.
Ohanaeze youths further vowed to resist attempts to undermine the south-east governor’s powers as Chief Security Officers of their respective states.
It also warned against any nefarious activities to remove a democratically-elected governor under the guise of declaration of state of emergency in the south east region.