Human proper activist and former Government Director/Chief Government Officer of the Nationwide Centre for Ladies Growth, Onyeka Onwenu, yesterday known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the Nigerian troops deployed in south east and dialogue with secessionist agitators within the area.
The request was on account of outcry over alleged extrajudicial killings of Igbo youths by the safety operatives.
Onwenu who spoke at a press convention organized by the Credible Igbo Ladies Initiative, CIWI, in Lagos, expressed considerations over the wanton killings in Igboland.
She stated, “We come right here along with one factor in our thoughts: peace, love and fairness. One thing dreadful is going on in south east proper now. I occurred to return from Imo state and I do know what persons are passing by way of there. Please, federal authorities ought to cease the killings
Some folks wish to agitate for referendum, it’s their proper. Some folks wish to cry out that they’re being marginalized, it’s their proper. Hearken to them. You might not agree with them, however they’ve the proper to talk. We’re begging, we’re asking, please let’s sit down and discuss what’s going on. Let’s name our people who find themselves agitating, who usually are not proud of the state of affairs and discuss to them. Nigerian authorities let’s discuss. Pull out the troops from Igboland.
“I wish to use this chance to succeed in out to our younger folks to embrace dialogue. Please, come let’s discuss. We are going to stand for the proper of Igbo folks”, Onwenu appealed.
In the meantime, CIWI, in a communique learn by Elvira Silas, condemned the reckless spilling of harmless folks by the safety operatives, and militarization of Igboland and obvious menace by the federal authorities to make use of most drive in coping with the issue of insecurity within the south east.
The communique learn partly, ” we name on the federal authorities to convoke a safety conclave forthwith and cease the bloodletting and take away killer squad from Igboland. No extra killings, no extra brutality, no extra harassment and intimidation of our youngsters.
“We additionally name on the federal government to console and compensate the women and men whose kids met their premature dying within the fingers of the gunmen, each identified and unknown.”