RE: STATEMENT BY THE COALITION OF NORTHERN GROUPS (CNG) IN RESPONSE TO THE INCESSANT KILLINGS OF NORTHERNERS IN SOUTH-EAST
May 24, 2022 by Abdul-Azeez Suleiman,
Recall my publication on Sunday, 22nd May 2022 vide my certified Facebook page, where I alerted the public of the presence of strangers in our land, which has led to the new dimension of the insecurities in the South-East.
The recent spree of mindless and barbaric killings of innocent people in the South-East is alarming, totally condemnable and unacceptable.
Hence, I made a plea, and I quote:
“I therefore, strongly condemn in unmistaken terms, these dastardly acts in their entirety, and consequently, call on Security Agencies, and every Anambrabrian, to unite towards defending our land from these monsters desecrating it. These criminal elements, regardless of their ethnic affiliations, must be crushed. We must free our land from them.
The hour is here!
My heart indeed bleeds!”
Please note that the victims of these mindless bloody assaults are not limited to a particular ethnic group, capable of warranting the present threats being dished out to the South-East.
Also, there is the need to stress the trajectory of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes, which suggests that the culprits are not limited to people of a particular region (South-East). Other tribes like the Fulani herdsmen are equally on rampage in our region.
It is critical at this juncture, that security Agents are allowed to carryout a thorough investigation into these barbaric acts. Hence, people should refrain from making pronouncements capable of heating up the already volatile polity that could ultimately promote the vice, which the ordinary intent of the pronouncement is set out to cure.
As the Lead Counsel for the IPOB and on behalf of my client, I wish to reiterate that the IPOB leadership have never supported the nefarious activities of these enemies of our people, neither have they, in any of their publication approved such inhuman and barbaric activities of these criminals.
The IPOB remains a lawful and peaceful movement.
We therefore, call on every well meaning person to join hands in helping to fight and flush out insurgency in the South-East.
Our deepest condolences goes out to the families of all those who have lost their loved ones as a result of these mayhem in the South-East.
Please be assured that no stone will be left unturned, towards ensuring that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are brought to book.
Thank you all.
Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq
IPOB’s Lead Counsel
25th May 2022