Ohanaeze youths warn of alleged impending bloodbath in southeast
The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the youth arm of the southeast socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has raised alarm over an alleged envisaged security crisis, warning there could be a harvest of Killings of Ndigbo in subsequent weeks and months…….Continue Reading
The Council likened the recent massacre at Eha-Amufu as a mere tip of the iceberg in comparison to the impending danger that may spread across Ozalla, Akegbe, Ituku Ogwu, Enugwu Ezike, among others, if proper care is not exercised.
A statement by the National President of OYC, Igboayaka O. Igboayakasaid, “The recent incident which claimed the lives of over 100 people at Eha-Amufu is just the beginning; there will be a bazaar of killing that will spread across Ozalla, Akegbe, Ituku Ogwu, Elugwu Ezike, Igbo-etiti, Okigwe, Umunze, Arondizuogu, Umuchu, Uturu, Isuochi, Umunneochi, Ohaji Egbema, Oguta, Nekede, Mbaise, Ngor Okpala, Ngalagu, Ezzamg, etc, if Ndigbo continues to entrust the security of their lives and property to the hands of Governors who allegedly lack empathy.
The statement alleged that Ndigbo has been circled from the Kogi and Benue borders and that Nigeria security agents are 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 present APC-led government of President Mohammadu Buhari.”
“The Council, through her President, Igboayaka O Igboayaka, therefore, charged various Community Town Union (CTU), Presidents and community Youth Leaders in Igbo land to, as a matter of urgency, establish a ”self-defence 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.
“At this juncture, Ohanaeze Youth Council calls on Community Town Union (CTU), Presidents and community Youth Leaders in Igbo land to commence immediate recruitment and establishment of “Igbo Community Defenders” against any form of invaders and Fulani Jihadists in Southeast.
OYC added; “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, call all Igbo Youths to pick arms equivalent to what Fulani herdsmen, Bandits and Jihadists 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-defence 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.
The council advised that the said Community Security Network shall be devoid of the influence of SouthEast Governors, whosoever, as same would be overseen by various youth leaders of the communities and Town Union presidents.
“The Community Security Network must solely be controlled by the Youth Leaders of various communities, Town Union Presidents and compulsorily without the influence or control of SouthEast Governors. This is the viable way out, otherwise, there will be further rain of blood in Igbo land”, OYC warned