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  • Ohanaeze accuses security agencies of working in tandem for second pogrom against Ndigbo
  • Enugu – The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed
    concern over the inability of the security
    agencies to arrest any of the northern youths
    who threatened Ndigbo living in the north with
    quit notice some weeks ago irrespective of the
    directive from both the Acting President, Prof
    Yemi Osinbajo and the Kaduna State governor,
    Mallam Nsair El-Rufai

    It said that the action of the security agencies
    which were firmly in the hands of northern
    officers amounted to double standards which
    could lead to the second pogrom against Igbo in
    the north.
    President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief
    John Nnia Nwodo made this known while
    inaugurating the Planning and Strategic
    Committee of the pan-Igbo group led by the
    former Governor of the Central Bank, CBN, Prof
    Chukwuma Soludo in Enugu Saturday day.
    He said that the threat by the northern youths
    with obvious backing from some northern elders
    amounted to threats to declare war or mop up
    operation against Ndigbo.
    Nwodo said, “What remains worrisome is the
    incapacity of the police to make needful arrests
    in this situation, pointing to double standards
    from our security forces.
    “A desire and public proclamation for the state
    of Biafra cannot be too different from a quit
    notice which amounts to a declaration for a new
    state of Nigeria without the Igbo.
    “In the latter case, an obvious violation of our
    constitution points to treason and a declaration
    to take inventory and acquire property not
    belonging to one amounts to conversion and
    declaration to commence mop up action if the
    quit notice is not complied with at a certain date
    is a declaration of war.
    “We have as Ohanaeze maintained absolute
    restraint in our public utterances. The Acting
    President by his interactions with concerned
    groups shows he is prepared to engage
    everyone in order to ensure that justice is done.
    “His proclamations that government will
    guarantee the security of life of all Nigerians and
    their properties wherever they live is reassuring.
    “What worries us however, is whether the Arewa
    youths are acting out a plan that may spiral out
    of control. Why have disclosures that some
    soldiers are talking with politicians not led to
    any arrest?
    “Why have none of the Arewa youths been
    arrested in spite of the orders of the Inspector
    General of Police and the Chief Security Officer
    of Kaduna State, Mallam El-Rufai?…
    “If our security forces, formally in command and
    control by mainly officers of Northern Nigeria fail
    to carry out lawful and needful arrests of
    criminals among Arewa youths, or coup plotters
    in the army and their civilian collaborators, how
    can we expect them to heed to the orders of the
    Acting President to protect our people in the
    north?
    “What should we advise our people in the North
    to do in the circumstance? Are the rhetoric’s of
    today not similar to the rhetoric between 1966
    pogrom? If there should be a repeat
    performance, what explanation can we make to
    our people?
    “Against this background, our young men and
    women are spiralling out of control. The jury is
    still out in Igbo land regarding the choice
    between self-determination and restructuring as
    a solution to our current impasse.
    “Whereas a lot of the elderly, the business class
    and the professionals want to preserve our
    continued existence as one indivisible, united
    and restructured Nigeria, a number of the young
    ones are resolute about self-determination.
    “How do we resolve this duplicity that gives the
    impression that we all are on one of the sides
    depending on who is making the assessment…?”
    Nwodo, however, asked the committee which
    has 10 former governors as members to design
    an economic blue-print that would foresee the
    following, “An integrated railway network linking
    all the seven Ohanaeze States; annual growth of
    one million palm trees in each of the seven
    states within the next five years as well as a
    corresponding growth of attractive processing
    industries for palm produce but on high,
    medium and small scale levels.
    He also, asked them to design a policy “for the
    maximisation of our coal resources for power
    generation, and another geological inventory of
    all our resources and carefully scripted plan for
    engaging the Federal Government in their
    exploration.”
    Furthermore, Nwodo asked the committee to
    develop plan for a refinery for petroleum
    resources as well as plan for a paradigm shift to
    greenhouses methodology for vegetable
    production using the Netherlands experience as
    a typology.
    “There must be a deliberate policy for
    development of ICT hubs in our states to
    encourage our human capital development;
    “An educational curriculum geared to
    development of skills among our young men
    and women; recommendation of appropriate
    policies to our government to improve the
    educational standards in our schools at all
    levels and growth of reliable financial institutions
    for mortgage, small scale business financing
    and research,” among others, he added.
    Prof Soludo who spoke later promised that the
    members would do their best to meet the
    expectations of Ndigbo, especially at this period
    of “our history.”

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