- Two Igbo groups have thrown their weight behind the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration
- The groups said the president and the service chiefs have been alive to their responsibilities
- According to the groups, Igbo sons and daughters can now return home for the annual festive season without fear of kidnappers or ritualists
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Two groups in the southeast have declared their support for President Muhammadu Buhari and the service chiefs.
The groups, Igbos in Nigeria Movement and Igbos Progressives Assembly for Nigeria said the president and Nigeria's service chiefs have given their all to sustain the fight against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the country.
According to the groups, at this crucial period, all that is required is for the military to consolidate on the gains made and not distraction.
In a joint press statement co-signed by their publicity secretaries Alphonsus Ozoani and Okolo Kennedy Okolo, on Thursday, July 2, the groups hailed the security chiefs for being alive to their responsibilities.
Messers Ozoani and Okolo said the present administration has focused on protecting lives and properties as well as the preservation of the country's territorial integrity.
They said unlike, in the past, Igbo sons and daughters can now return home for the annual festive season without fear of kidnappers or ritualists.
The duo said this is due to different measures put in place by the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Buratai and President Buhari-led administration.
Going further, the groups described the Nigerian army's operations in the northeast region as professional and a huge success.
While throwing its weight behind the military leadership, the Igbo groups, however, urged those against the interest of the country to retrace their steps and embrace the positive gains.
The Igbos in Nigeria Movement and the Igbos Progressives Assembly for Nigeria advised other Igbo indigenes not to be misled by the gimmicks political jobbers.
"The Igbos in Nigeria Movement and the Igbos Progressives Assembly for Nigeria wishes to state that, but for the intervention of the Nigerian military, southeast Nigeria would have been engulfed in an unimaginable crisis that would have been worse than the Boko Haram crisis," the statement said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by John Nnia-Nwodo has set up the Alaigbo stabilisation fund.
The set of the fund was done in a collaboration between the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and governors of the southeast region.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo said the fund is intended to develop Igbo land to the status of Catalonia in Spain and Bayern in Germany.
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