‘Ebonyi communal clash claims Ebube Agu security personnel’s life’
• Elders’ council seeks end to genocide against Igbo in S’East, S’South
Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi, yesterday, said that Enyigba and Enyibichiri communal clashes in the state claimed the life of Ebube Agu personnel.
He said that he got most of the stakeholders detained and would effect massive arrest in the area if the whereabouts of the abducted people are not known by the Sunday deadline I gave them.
Umahi also regretted the renewed conflict between the Effium and Ezza-Effium indigenes in Effium community of Ohaukwu Local Council despite the recent return of normalcy in the area, adding that the co-ordinators of the two local council development centres of the area, among other stakeholders, have been arrested.
He said he had also ordered the withdrawal of all security details attached to them, saying that no appointment will come from the area till he leaves office.
The governor stated these during a state security council meeting, which also had stakeholders of the state in attendance.
IN another development, the Igbo Elders Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has called for urgent intervention of the international community in the unprecedented bloodletting, carnage and senseless killings going on in the South-East for the sake of peace and stability of the country.
The group alleged that some people were fighting for Igbo presidency and going about destroying government facilities to make it look as if Ndigbo are incapable of producing a President, stressing that God Has already endorsed South-East Presidency come 2023.
Chairman of the Council and former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, while briefing journalists yesterday in Abuja, said the current militarisation and widespread carnage in the South-East had precipitated unprecedented fear, tension and untold hardship on the people in the zone, thereby aggravating the security challenges in the land.
Ezeife said that the current military onslaught against the Igbo would not bring the much-needed peace and stability in the South-East in particular, and Nigeria in general, pointing out that dialogue, respect for the rule of law and fundamental human rights, are the most feasible path to sanity, peace, unity and progress of Nigeria.
He urged President Muhammad Buhari, the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), African Union (AU), and others to take urgent and necessary actions to stop the current genocide against the Igbo in the South-East and parts of the South-South.
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