Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has lashed out at Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state for sitting aloof and allowing insecurity to get out of hands.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo submitted that dialogue and justice is the only way the security situation escalating in the South East can be salvaged. Engr Chidi Ibe-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo issued a statement where they slammed the governors of the southeast for allowing violence to ensue.
The statement read in part: “the attack on the Imo State Police Headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Facility for over 3 hours without any iota of resistance from security forces and security installations stationed within that location smacks of foul-play, more so, when the DSS reportedly alerted the Governor of the impending attack severally.
“The fact that the Governors failed to condemn the ongoing Imo massacre is very unfortunate and a betrayal of their oath of office as Chief Security Officers of their states”.
“Such unprecedented bloodshed is a desecration of Ala-Igbo, a land of peace that traditionally abhors bloodshed. As such, we call on all our religious leaders to prepare for The Igbo Day of Atonement, to hold on a day Ohanaeze Ndigbo has set aside for national prayers and supplication to God, in atonement for the desecration of Ala-Igbo with bloodshed and to seek His divine intervention for restoration of peace in our land.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo stands with the Igbo masses, the commoners and those in the street, not the bourgeoise and the oppressors. Also, we have started reaching out to all Biafran Groups such as IPOB, MASSOB, Biafra Customary Government (BCG) etc, to get their much-valued input towards solving the security challenges in the region”.