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Igbo Elders Cry Foul, Say Security Agencies Carrying Out ‘Genocide’ In South-East

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Igbo Elders Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has re-echoed the concerns of the Igbo people over Security agencies operations in the South East.

They accused security agencies of indiscriminately killing Igbo youths in the South-East, under guise of fighting members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Speaking at a news conference in Abuja, Chairman of the group and former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, lamented that dozens of young people, mostly male, are being extrajudicially executed on a daily basis by security operatives in the region.

Decrying the trend of intimidation and killings being perpetrated against the South Easterners, Ezife said: “We condemn without any reservation the destruction of public properties in the South-East, because it is not in our character to indulge in arson, brigandage.

“We believe however that it is not fair and just to use a sledge hammer to kill harmless flies.

“Security agencies now indiscriminately invade private homes at odd hours, in the same guise of fishing out presumed IPOB and ESN members.

“They arrest men and sometimes shoot innocent and hapless youths.

“We therefore call on President Muhamamdu Buhari, the United Nations, the European Union, African Union, ECOWAS, to take urgent and necessary action to stop the current genocide against the Igbos in the South-East and parts of the South-South.”

 

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