- President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to protect the people of Imo state against the incessant killings by herdsmen
- The Indigenous Imo State Town Unions, which made the call, says the people will resort to traditional method of defending themselves if they are not protected
- The group urges the federal government to be proactive on security of lives and properties
The Indigenous Imo State Town Unions (IITU) has said if President Muhammadu Buhari does not act quickly in protecting the people against the incessant killings by herdsmen, the people would resort to traditional method of defending themselves.
The group made the call after its national executive council meeting in Owerri, which was presided over by the national president, Emeka Diwe, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng notes that the group said: "The Indigenous Imo Town Unions, IITU, President condemned the incessant attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents and herdsmen, which are on the increase.
The group called on the federal government to be proactive on security of lives and properties, adding that Igbo need to be reassured of their safety.
IITU said: “If the government fails to rise up to the situation, people will take to traditional self-defense mechanisms to avoid destruction of lives and properties by the invaders.
“One of the primary duty and obligation a reasonable and caring government owe its people is protection of life and property.
“It follows that where the government fails in this important duty, the citizens will be left with no other option than to reactivate traditional self-defense approach to avoid been destroyed or exterminated by the invaders/attackers.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that former governor of Abia state and senator-elect for Abia North district, Orji Uzor Kalu, Peter Obi and Ike Ekweremadu, were endorsed for 2023 Igbo presidency.
The endorsement was made by an Igbo socio-political and cultural group, Movement for Justice and Equity/Solidarity for Election of President of Igbo Extraction.
The national president of the group, Simon Chukwuemeka Ogonaezi, said the trio were endorsed because of their good track records.
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