The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide had dismissed Northern Elders’ contentions of possibilities that the silence of Igbo leaders insecurity in Southeastern Nigeria, reflected support for IPOB and MASSOB in the region.
In a statement, Secretary General of the apex Igbo Socio cultural group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro said contrary to this assertions, the popularity of Biafra agitation by Igbo Youths are based on the fallout of the systematic frustrations of the Federal Government’s discrimination against the South East geo political zone.
“Unlike Youths from other geopolitical zones, Igbo Youths are subjected to untold hardship worsen by COVD-19, out of every 10 unemployed people, 6 are Igbo youths even as traders amongst them are frustrated either by an unfriendly governments policies or host communities animosities.
“Igbo leaders are not happy with the” I don’t care attitude” of the Presidency, all the lamentation of southeast marginalization appears to have fallen on deaf ears of the Presidency, as the Federal Government appear to be indefrence to their predicament”
Furthermore, the Ohanaeze scribe accused the federal Government of double standard in dealing with insecurity in the country. “When it come to handling agitators in the south east, FG come out combat-ready in any slightest hint of conflicts, but appears powerless to the full-scale insurgency in Northern Nigeria, these two postures of Federal Government, being brutal in the Southeast and sluggish in the North, the two-faced behaviors of Federal authorities are the reason for secessionist turmoils in Middle belt, Southeast and Southwest regions.
“The attack in the South East by unknown gunmen could be liken to the ‘Hands of Esau’ and the voice of Jacob”, it’s sponsored solely to blackmail the southeast and portray that Igbos should not be trusted with political power in 2023. “Unfortunately for them, all anti-Igbo exponents are( unknowingly) playing a historical role in the fulfillment of Nigerian President of Igbo extraction 2023.