The World Igbo Congress (WIC) has warned of another civil war in Nigeria, especially one with the Igbo as antagonists.
It therefore called for the federal government to suspend the shooting orders in the southeast and for troops to be withdrawn immediately from the region.
In an open letter to the governors of the Southeast made available to the Guardian yesterday, the Igbo Congress said that the 1966 version should be a breeze should it become another armed Conflict is coming.
It was said: “Every governor who has invited the military to Igbo land should request his departure.” It reminded the governors that they were just as guilty as the federal government for the shedding of the blood of defenseless and innocent Igbo youth in Igbo country and elsewhere.
The group also called Buhari for the Order the shooting to stop by sight and bring the soldiers back to the barracks.
WIC criticized Buhari for referring to Igbo Land in an interview with Arise Television as the mere “point in the circle” to which it was placed went nowhere. It claimed that the presidential analogy was part of the plan to exterminate the Igbo race, starting with ordering the shooting on sight.
It added, “We continue, with dismay, the carefully planned” Ethnic cleansing is taking place in the southeastern states of Nigeria. At first it was the AK47-wearing Fulani shepherds who made life unbearable for the people in the southeastern states, as in some other places. The Nigerian security apparatus looked the other way when these killers mutilated, raped and killed our people while they destroyed our crops and occupied our farms. ”
In the same direction, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday the leaders of the north urged to comment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s verbal attack on the Igbo through his “point in a circle” comment.
The Secretary General of the Ohanaeze Group, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, stated yesterday in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, that the silence of the leaders of the north was evidence that they were satisfied with Buhari’s divisive tendencies and statements on the south-east.
Isiguzoro noted that such utterances were used to pulverize the Igbo during the civil war claimed three million lives, especially women and children, and found that in 160 days around 513 Igbo were killed, 2,436 arrested and 854 missing in the ongoing “importie rten “Security Challenges in the Southeast.