The Youth wing of the Apex Socio-Cultural Igbo group Ohanaeze Ndi Has raised alarm on what they term as a declaration of Jihad against Ndigbo by Boko Haram sect. In a statement signed by her National President, Mazi Isiguzoro and her Secretary Mazi Okwu Nnabuike respectively, the body called on Southeast Governors to take action now by forming South East Regional Security outfit – Ogbunigwe. Alleging that BokoHaram plans attack on IPOB.
The Press Press Release stated, interalias:
Boko Haram planned attack on IPOB, declaration of Jihad against Igbos, Call for Regional Security Outfit OGBUNIGWE…the attack may never go Unchallenged..Ohanaeze Ndigbo Warns Boko Haram.
(1) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide alert Ndigbo at home and diaspora to Persuade the South East Governors Forum to hasten Up their plans without further delay,for the Establishment of Southeast Regional Outfit OGBUNIGWE,before Boko Haram terrorists masquerading as Herdsmen invade Southeast East in attempt to destroy the fragile peace we enjoy in the South, OYC demand immediate action to prevent the looming danger of attacking Igbos in our zone. Southeast Governors Forum through the South East Security Committee should ensure the timely Commencement of Southeast Regional Security Outfit OGBUNIGWE before the end of first quarter of 2020.
(2) OYC Condemned vehemently the Provocative threat of Boko Haram leader to attack Ipob members on Protest, it’s a confirmation that Sponsors and supporters of terrorism are envious of the strength and determination of Biafra agitators to draw World’s attention on the perceived Persecutions and threats of life against the Christian community in Nigeria, OYC warn that any Provocative attack on the soil of igbo Nation might sink Nigeria as it will never go Unchallenged. This is a trap to provoke biafra agitators to pick up arms and abandon their non violent agitation,and We Urge them not to fall into these traps.
(3) OYC appeal to ipob, Massob and other biafra agitators to suspend any further actions or activities in terms of processions and protests until the South East Governors tighten up the Security of the South East, recall its 50 years now since after War, that there’s no record of any Explosions in the Southeast, and it will never happen again, Boko Haram should Not dare Igbos as We are already vigilant and Ready to defend Our territories against any eventuality…they should concentrate their activities in the North. We call Federal Government to intensify their efforts to end insurgency in the North and co operate with US Government to arrest the leader of Boko Haram.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro – President General (Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide)
Mazi Okwu Nnabuike – Secretary General – (Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide)