Nigerians may resort to self-help, Ohanaeze warns over increased insecurity

Nigerians may resort to self-help, Ohanaeze warns over increased insecurity

The Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed concerns over the spate of insecurity in parts of the country especially in the

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The Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed concerns over the spate of insecurity in parts of the country especially in the South East, saying Nigerians may resort to self-help if something urgent is not done about the development.

National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Uche Achi-Okpaga, said the spate of rape, kidnapping and killings in Igbo land had reached an alarming level. He said the people’s patience has been stretched to limits and only a thorough investigation and exposure of those behind the crimes can assuage the people.

He cited the case of a woman who was said to have been killed in Enugu, asking that her assailants be brought to book. He said, “The spate of rape, kidnapping and killings in Igbo land by the Fulani herdsmen has reached an alarming crescendo. The recent killing of an innocent woman in Nchatancha, Enugu, buoys the staccato outcries of national insecurity.

“With the situation virtually out of hand of the security agencies, the people may be compelled to resort to self help for survival unless a drastic effort is exerted by the security forces, to quench the impending national holocaust.

“We therefore call on the Police, to as a matter of urgency, investigate this condemnable killing of this innocent woman and bring the culprits to face the wrath of the law in order to restore the confidence of the people. The people’s patience have been stretched to their elastic limits and only a thorough investigation, exposure of the criminals and total check of the seemingly intractably crimes will assuage the frayed and bruised nerves of the people.”