- The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, vows to defend Igbo people from attacks in the country
- The organisation states that it is determined to ensure that every human within Igbo land is defended and protected
- Chief John Nnia Nwodo, the president-general of the socio-cultural body, says the group is seriously concerned over the security situation in the country
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has declared that it would no longer watch while Ndigbo in the country are being killed.
The organisation made the declaration after holding a meeting where it reviewed the security situation in the country, This Day reports.
The group said it was determined to ensure that every human within Igbo land is defended and protected.
Chief John Nnia Nwodo, the president-general of the socio-cultural body, in a communique read to journalists after the meeting stated that the group was seriously concerned about the security situation in the country.
It further urged the federal government not to take states within the control of Ohanaeze, including Abia, Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu, Rivers and Delta for granted henceforth.
In another report, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday, February 8, has said that the Nigerian populace is suffering.
The sultan called on the Nigerian government to put in more efforts towards ensuring a better life for the Nigerian citizens. Speaking at the 45th anniversary of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, in Zaria, Kaduna state, the sultan said Nigerian leaders must learn to sympathise with the masses.
He said although Nigerians are expected to pray to God for safety and guidance, the leaders of the country must work towards curbing the growing insecurity in Nigeria.
He also urged the people of Zazzau, to brace up and pray for the president, the Kaduna state governor and Nigerian leaders at all levels.
Meanwhile, Yoruba Ko’ya Movement, a foremost Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, has urged Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Miyetti Allah to order.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the group on Sunday, February 9, asked the president tell the umbrella body of herdsmen and cattle breeders to choose the security of lives and properties over ethnicity.
Deji Osibogun, the convener of the group, in a statement explained that the failure of President Buhari to checkmate the cattle breeders over their attack on other groups might give Yoruba people no option than to leave the country.
The group went on to note that Miyetti Allah leaders consistently going on both local and international media to intimidate, threaten, harass, and insult stakeholders including governors, elder statesmen and notable religious leaders are alarming.
Osibogun demanded the president to order the arrest and prosecution of all Miyetti Allah leaders that have claimed responsibilities for series of attacks.
He also tasked the president to be conscious of what he would be remembered for after his administration ends and act well.
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