Chuks Ibegbu, former spokesperson for the socio-cultural organization Apex Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, called on the federal government led by President Buhari to summon the leaders of all agitation groups and discuss with them how to unite the nation.
Ibegbu, who spoke in an interview with DAILY POST on Thursday, also called on the government to expressly order Fulani herders to stop terrorizing innocent Nigerians.
He lamented the killing of innocent Nigerians by shepherds and warned that it could lead to civil war.
Ibegbu called on Igbo leaders to immediately convene a security summit to address current security concerns in the South-South and South-East areas.
Former deputy national publicity secretary Ohanaeze Ndigbo lamented the growing looting of government officials and warned that there could be a popular revolution against corruption and the plunder of common wealth.
Ibegbu also criticized the federal government for blaming the indigenous peoples of Biafra for IPOB, for the jailbreak and attack on Nigeria’s correctional center as well as police formations in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.
His words: “As long as we do not speak for the group or defend it, we affirm that such a conclusion is not only premature but untenable.
“We expect a quiet investigation before such a conclusion. The unknown gunmen could have come from anywhere.
“It could even be Boko Haram or killer Peul shepherds. Mr. President was in too much of a hurry and we ask him to reconsider this insinuation.
“We also feel traumatized by the recent announcement of the new IGP by the President. It is now evident that it does not take into account the sensitivities and peculiarities of all sections of Nigeria.
“It’s not the first, second, third or last. Never in the history of Nigeria have we seen this kind of nepotism ”.
DAILY POST reported that the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and the Nigeria Corrections Service (NCS) Headquarters in Owerri were bombed on Monday.
Force spokesman Frank Mba revealed that the attackers were using sophisticated weapons such as general purpose machine guns (GPMG), submachine guns (SMG), AK49 rifles, rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
He said the attackers’ attempt to gain access to the police arsenal at headquarters was resisted by police officers on duty.