Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has in strong terms condemned the Military operation in Orlu, Njenje Media News reports.
In a tweet thread on his twitter page, he also berated the South East Governors for failing to tow the line of the South West Governors in setting up security outfits to defend the citizens, making them resort to self-defence.
In his words;
“I condemn the Nigerian military operation in Orlu. It is an outrage to subject civilian populations to this kind of traumatic experience. Regardless of the reason advanced, the situation does not call for this kind of heavy handed response.”
“This is happening because South-East states Governors, unlike their SW colleagues, failed to set up effective, legitimate security outfits to defend citizens in these states from marauding, violent herdsmen and bandits. Individuals and groups naturally resorted to self-Defence.”
He called on Nigerians to be focused on a search for leaders who would be ready to defend the lives of Nigerians.
“This is why I often say there is a difference between leadership and politics. We need to focus on a search for leaders who can stand to be counted in defence of Nigerian lives. I have no interest in chasing shadows. We must address root causes to deal with our security crisis.”