Danjuma’s Comments: Ohanaeze Youths Vow to Defend Igboland
The Ohanaeze Youth Council, the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has backed Danjuma’s self-defence call.
OYC President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Monday in a statement in Enugu, said the Igbo youth organisation had identified self-defence, in the form of armed resistance as the most effective panacea for herdsmen attacks.
Isiguzoro said Igbo youths were ready to defend the South-East.
Although he was quick to point out that the Ohanaeze youth wing was not armed, Isiguzoro said any herdsmen attacks in Igboland would not only be resisted, it would also be avenged.
He said, “Danjuma has justified the position of Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide. We are ready to resist the herdsmen militia.
“It has been our earlier stand; we have been calling for self-defence. So today we are re-echoing that stand.
”Nobody should expect that Ndigbo would fold their arms and watch these killer herdsmen come here and achieve their evil agenda. We shall resist it with the last drop of our blood.
“We have no arms anywhere but Ndigbo are emergency specialists – we have our own way of fighting our battles without rockets and guns.”
The Ohanaeze youth leader faulted the planned amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect, noting that the Federal Government had no reason to deploy the army against the Indigenous People of Biafra.
He also agreed that Nigerian security agencies were collaborating with the herdsmen.
“Like Danjuma clearly pointed out, there seems to be a collaboration between the security agencies and these herdsmen.
“It appears there are two laws in this country – one for the Igbo and other sections of the country, and another for the Hausa-Fulani.
“How else will one justify the recent statements in the media that the Federal Government was considering amnesty for the Boko Haram terrorists? It is shocking; it is unthinkable.
“This is the same government that hurriedly branded the IPOB as a terrorist organisation. The same government is now courting internationally acclaimed terrorists,” Isiguzoro said.
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