October 18, 2021


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Insecurity: Ohaneze wants Buhari, southeast governors to end killings

The Ohaneze Ndi Igbo in the 19 northern states and FCT has condemned the incessant killings and insecurity in the South East, urging the Federal Government and southeast governors to do all within their constitutional powers to end the killings and protect​ the lives of Nigerians.

Its President, Barrister Augustine Chimezie Amaechi, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja also condemned the assassination of Ahmed Gulack, a former presidential Aide to President Goodluck Jonathan in Owerri, while on a visit to Imo.

Amaechi expressed concern over the growing insecurity in the south east zzon saying it is unacceptable.

“We condemn the killings and destruction of government properties in the southeast and condole with the families of those who lost their lives. We call on the security agencies to launch an investigation to fish out the perpetrators of this evil act and make them to face the law.

“We therefore charge the President,​ governors of the southeast to secure Nigerians and​ put an end to this killings as nobody has the right to take away life except by law, what is going on in the southeast is condemnable, unacceptable and we don’t support it,” he said.

He​ berated the governors of the southeast for their ineptitude and lack of courage to deal with the security situation according to them which​ led to the escalation of the insecurity in the zone.

He charged the governors to rise to the occasion and secure the people they were elected to protect.

On the agitation of secession by varoius ethnic group, he urged the federal government to engage them with the view of addressing their grievances, adding that peace is better than war.

“Every part of Nigeria is agitating for one thing or the other, we need to restructure Nigeria. The system is not benefiting anybody, the best thing is to restructure for a better Nigeria. Let us go back to the 1963​ constitution,” Amaechi said.