Nigeria: Igbo groups laud Ohanaeze’s position on insecurity

METRO PLUS

Hushpuppi: US court dismisses fraud case against Nigerian, Mr Woodberry

A US court has dismissed a fraud case against a Nigerian accused of cyber-crime, Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Mr Woodberry.

Four Police officers arrested for fleeing kidnap scene of Maku’s niece

Four police officers who failed to stop the kidnapping of Salisu Usman Maku, nephew of former information minister Labaran Maku have been arrested.

54-year-old pastor defiles girl,10, in Ogun

• Teenager remanded for alleged rape of minor• Man, 28, rapes 14-year-old girlDaud Olatunji, Abiodun...

Generator fumes kill three Delta kids, carpenter falls, dies

Three siblings have died after inhaling generator fumes in Emevor community, in the Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Police arrest 60-year-old man for defiling 9-year-old girl in Anambra

Police in Anambra State have arrested a 60-year-old man for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl in Nkwelle Ezunaka, near Onitsha.

Two Igbo groups, Igbo Peoples Congress(IPC), and Igbo Aborigenes,(IA), have lauded the leadership of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for their reassuring resolutions at its last Sunday’s Imeobi meeting at Enugu, where it resolved to invoke the Igbo ingenuity in self-defence against any security threat.

This was contained in a press statement signed jointly by their President Generals, Pastor Okey Colbert(IPC) and Comrade Chidi Obisike(IA), and made available to DAILY POST in Umuahia, Tuesday morning.

The groups warned anybody planning to cause security breach in Igbo land to flee now in his or her own interest before they are completely crushed.

They expressed their satisfaction that Ohanaeze Ndigbo is living up to its duty to its people and commended members of Imeobi for their firmness and position pertaining to the security challenges rocking some parts of Nigeria.

The group also suggested that the bravery of Ndigbo, shown during the Biafran war, was still intact and must not be wished away by anyone.

DAILY POST recalls that Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Sunday said it would defend every single soul in Igbo land against any threats.

This came the same day the South-East Governors’ Forum unveiled more plans for its regional security network, which it said was at an advanced stage.

Ohanaeze resolved during Imeobi, (the highest decision making body of the group) that the people of the zone would henceforth protect themselves.

In a statement issued after the meeting and read by the President General of Ohanaeze, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, Ohanaeze said “having extensively considered and deliberated the lone agenda of the meeting, which is “Security in Ala Igbo”, and having discussed exhaustively and with deep trepidation, the deteriorating security condition in the South East and nationwide, the assembly resolved as follows:

“Ohanaeze hereby states categorically that Ndigbo will not stand by and watch their people slaughtered.

“That Ohanaeze will defend every soul in Igbo land.

“Ohaneze hereby nominates, activates and directs the council of elders made up of reputable Igbo personalities and leaders to engage Ohaneze state governors immediately on prevailing security challenges.

“Finally Ohaneze reminds Ndigbo that there have been difficulties in security in our history in Nigeria: In all these our determination to protect our home lands and families against aggressors has never wavered and we have always relied on our ingenuity and vigilance to ensure our survival. Let nobody take us for granted.” Ohaneze said

Sign up to FREE email alerts from Tribunepoint Weekly - Daily News

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

- Advertisement -

MOST READ

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

LATEST ARTICLES

Nigeria at 60: FG lists roads to be closed, tightens security at Eagle Square

The federal government has announced increased security measures for Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary celebration.Ahead of the October 1...

NERC finally suspends electricity tariff hike

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday directed the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to suspend the Sept. 1 new tariff.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 58,647

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said no death was recorded in the last 24-hours.The agency...

Chelsea midfielder leaves for EPL rivals after Carabao Cup exit

Chelsea have sent Ross Barkley out on a one-year loan at Aston Villa.The move was confirmed by the...

Coronavirus: Global death toll exceeds 1 million

The number of global coronavirus deaths has exceeded 1 million.Cases recorded have passed 33.5 million.