S/E Insecurity: IWU Appreciates PMB Directives, Calls For Caution
Igbo World Union, IWU has lauded the Federal Government for its show of love and strong concern to the Southeast particularly on the issue that affects the security of lives and property.
This reaction came following the assurance made by President Muhammadu Buhari in Ebonyi State most recently, where he said that the Federal Government would deploy its strength to protect innocent and hardworking citizens from terrorists and those bent on causing social disorder in the South-East zone of the country.
The IWU President General and Gburugburu Ndigbo Dum, His Imperial Majesty, Sir Mishak Nnanta KJW, KSM, JP who also expressed deep concern over the deteriorating security situation in the region, advised that while the security agencies strictly adhere to the directive of Mr. President to ‘‘flush out’’ those perpetrating violence in the land, they should carefully carry out their mission in order not to waste innocent lives.
Citing the evidence gathered by Amnesty International, Sir Nnanta told newsmen that the information made available by the organization thatNigerian security forces have committed a catalogue of human rights violations and crimes under international law in their response to spiralling violence in Southeast Nigeria, carrying out a repressive campaign since January which has included sweeping mass arrests, excessive and unlawful force, and torture and other ill-treatment, is yet to be disputed.
He recalled that Amnesty International had painted a damning picture of ruthless excessive force by Nigerian security forces in Imo, Anambra and Abia states.
He passionately appealed to President Buhari and heads of the security agencies to properly educate their personnel before carrying out the directives for the good of the innocent citizens, even as he maintained that dialogue, sense of belonging, equality among others remains the solution to the problem in the Southern part of Nigeria.
Nnanta also renewed his plea to Mr. President to listen to the humble appeal made by the Igbo elder statesman, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi for the release of the detained IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, adding that although he (Nnamdi Kanu) is facing count charges in the lawcourt that Mr. President can also perform a fatherly role towards his release.
Meanwhile, following the relative peace that has existed and still existing in Abia State, Concerned Citizens of Olokoro Clan in partnership with Igbo World Union has bestowed “Okujuru Ala Abia State” award on the State Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede.
The group appreciated her dexterity and actions which has succeeded in making Abia one of the peaceful and safest state in the nation.