- Those behind the attacks and killings in the southeast have been asked to stop and have a rethink of their actions
- According to a former governor of Abia state, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, those being killed have family and relatives that depend on them
- Going further, he urged those behind the attacks to choose a more righteous path instead of killing fellow humans
A message has been sent to the people behind the killings and attacks on public assets in the southeast region.
The message was sent by the Senate chief whip and former governor of Abia state, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, The Sun Newspaper reports.
He called on them to exercise restraints, warning that the repetition of the 1967 genocide will not be tolerated.
Kalu, who lamented the situation, said the killing of innocent people is not the way of the Igbo people.
The Senate chief whip consequently urged them to have a rethink about their actions and choose a more righteous path in expressing their grievances.
"The policemen and military officers been killed are fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, children and relatives. Anyone that has lost a close relative knows what it means to lose parents or children. I am more concerned about the lives lost because of the trickle down effects on families.
“Our people are not known for burning homes to punish enemies. Destroying police stations and infrastructures can never be the best path to express grievances. Whenever the 1967 – 1970 civil war is mentioned, it’s an emotive experience for any peace loving Nigerian not just an Igbo man."
Desist from further damages
In another report, the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Jude Idimogu, has expressed worry over killings and vandalising of government property in the southeast region of the country.
Legit.ng reported that the lawmaker, who berated the attitude of those who were behind the mayhem in the five eastern states, urged them to desist from further damages of national and state assets.
Idimogu, who is the chairman of the House committee, employment and wealth creation in the state, spoke at a press conference on Friday, May 28. He charged Ndigbo to shun violence and ensure that no further destruction is allowed in the region.
Meanwhile, Major General Obi Umahi (retd), the chairman of Ebubeagu, the southeast security committee, has resigned from the position.
The southeast governors' forum had on August 31, 2019, appointed Gen. Umahi as the chairman of the committee.
Legit.ng gathered that Umahi resigned on June 4, in a letter addressed to the chairman of the governors' forum, complaining of lack of funds and office space.