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Igbo youths raise the alarm over suicide bomber in Ebonyi

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Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has raised the alarm over the incident of a suicide bomber, who wore an improvised explosive device (IED) and attempted to detonate it at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

They stated that contrary to the statement that the bomber was a police officer, he was actually a Fulani, who attempted to detonate the device at the Amaizu-Amangbala Primary School II in Afikpo North Council of the state.

In a statement issued by President of the group, Goodluck Ibem and Secretary, Kanice Igwe, the group disclosed that the incident confirmed that the real people terrorising the South East zone in the name of unknown gunmen were the Fulani herdsmen.

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“God in his infinite mercy was kind to the children and families of innocent children, who would have been victims of suicide bombing today.

“The suicide bomber must have been sent to bomb the school and children, as a message to the Southern governors to reverse its ban on open grazing.

“We are aware that some vested interests are hell-bent on truncating the ban on open grazing and they are ready to go the extra mile to make it happen, even if it means killing innocent little school children.

“We are also aware that some vested interests are trying to conceal the true identity of the suicide bomber by telling us tales by moonlight stories of what did not happen,” the statement added.

The group demanded an independent investigation of the incident to unravel the true identity of the bomber and his sponsors, lamenting that Southern Nigeria was unsafe until the true perpetrators of the dastardly acts and their sponsors were revealed and prosecuted.

“We urge all Nigerians to be watchful and report any suspicious persons and movements to the appropriate authorities.

“The youths and their traditional rulers should immediately set up a security outfit to protect their territories against invaders and murderous Fulani herdsmen, who have now taken to suicide bombing to destroy our communities,” the statement added.

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