In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, June, 2020

Herdsmen: “Defend Yourselves” – Ohanaeze Tells Igbo

Herdsmen: "Defend Yourselves" - Ohanaeze Tells Igbo

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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has blown scorching towards the menace of herdsmen within the southeast, following the latest killing of a 65-year-old farmer, Uzoemena Iriaka, in his farm in Umuekpu, Agwa, Oguta Council Space of Imo State.

 

Sahara Reporters revealed that Ohaneze has urged Igbos to defend themselves towards the killer herdsmen.

 

The farmer was allegedly killed by suspected herdsmen. Ohanaeze Ndigbo, due to this fact, known as on Igbo to defend themselves because the killing was turning into rampant.

 

Ohanaeze lamented that Ndigbo has been pushed to the wall by the rogue herdsmen who kill the individuals nearly every day of their homeland. “We’ve been pushed to the wall. We’ve no different choice than to rise now, gird your loins and face the seemingly intractable insecurity,” the group says.

 

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in an announcement by Emeka Attama, the media aide to the President Basic, Chief Nnia Nwodo, and Prince Uche Achi-Ogbaga, the publicity secretary of the Igbo apex physique, condemned the killing.

 

They warned that Ndigbo would now not watch whereas their persons are being killed like animals of their farms and urged them to rise and defend themselves.

 

The assertion learn, “The rampant killing and raping of defenceless individuals of their properties and farms have made it crucial for individuals to take all measures attainable to defend themselves from these hoodlums.

“Communities ought to organise themselves and struggle again. It’s unlucky that the Federal Authorities stripped individuals of their technique of self-defence with out offering sufficient safety for them or guaranteeing commensurate disarming within the North, particularly amongst herdsmen.

“The Southeast states ought to expedite motion on measures to provide their topics hope of safety from these marauders.

“Individuals, villages and communities, particularly Ndigbo, ought to rise to defend themselves individually and collectively from such marauding criminals extra particularly as they’re mentioned to be non-Nigerians.

“We simply can not proceed to permit foreigners, who don’t place any premium on the sanctity of human lives, to come back into our properties to kill us like rats. Igbo individuals ought to cease the complaints forthwith.

“Guard and defend yourselves from mindless massacres. Cordon off your (observe) roads to farms, streams and different locations to keep away from being taken unawares.”

 

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