The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide says that the group would hold the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Nyemso Wike responsible for what it described as “Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Obigbo, Rivers State.
This is even as they have called for the suspension of military actions in Obigbo in the next 48 hours, stressing that
The group in a statement signed by its President-General Ohanaeze and Secretary-General; Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said that it will not watch and keep quiet on what it tagged the atrocities, gruesome murders and perpetual enslave on the peace loving Igbos of Obigbo by Security forces.
The group who vowed to ensure that those responsible for the “Obigbo Genocide” face justice said “Wike as Chief Security officer of Rivers State will surely account for the loss of lives and brutalities in Obigbo in the near future as international human rights groups and activists are gathering information and evidences of genocidal violence escalating in Obigbo Rivers State.”
OYC which vehemently opposed the heavy military actions and onslaughts against the people which had continuous abused the fundamental human rights of Obigbo residents said that denying the people access to food, adequate Medicare, water, in the bid for Rivers State Government to unleash State machinery against Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is an indication of an insensitive government.
“OYC had studied keenly the developments, buildups scenarios of Obigbo Massacres, the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s utterances and claims that he worked and installed Barr. Nyesom Wike as Governor Rivers State is an affirmative evidence that IPOB activities and protests in Port Harcourt had been peaceful in the last 3 years without qualms.
“We had expected that Governor Nyesom Wike to respond to these allegations and pronouncements of Nnamdi Kanu installing him as Rivers State Governor.
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“He should be man enough to clear his name and explain why it took Rivers State Government three years to proscribe the activities of IPOB in Rivers State. Hope it’s not relationship gone sour? Wike should emulate Asari Dokubo and explain if there was any relationship with Nnamdi Kanu in the past, and stop shifting responsibility to his benefactor and Predecessor (RT Hon Chibuike Amaechi).”
OYC, while accusing the leader of the IPOB of stoking the fire in Obigbo said “Nnamdi Kanu’s ENDSARS video and audio clips are enough evidences indicting him of inciting violence escalating in Obigbo Rivers State, with unimaginable deaths and inhumane conditions that Igbo suffers in Obigbo indirectly linked him to ethnic cleansing and IPOB’s placing 100m ransom booty on Governor Wike.
“It’s a clear deviation from peaceful approach to self-determination and non-violent stance of Biafra agitation. Igbo Youths hold both sides responsible for Genocide and violence escalating in Obigbo.”
OYC calling for immediate Commencement of ceasefire talks between Governor Nyesom Wike and IPOB Leader claimed that there’s established evidence that if both sides should stop this show of forces, Igbos of Obigbo will breathe fresh air and normalcy will return immediately.
“We are Confident that both sides will surely accept this pleading of Igbo Youth Leadership in the interests of peace, as venue will surely be communicated to both sides.
“When two elephants fights, the grasses suffer, when two friends fights, Obigbo people suffers. Let there be Suspension of Military actions in Obigbo in the next 48hrs, as we are engaging Religious leaders, Former Presidents and Heads of State to Join OYC to Pressurize both Governor Wike and Nnamdi Kanu for a peaceful talks,” it added.