Tuesday, 19 September 2017

IPOB denies burning a mosque, assures non-indigenes of safety

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By O'star Eze

Members of the Nnamdi Kanu Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have dissociated themselves from a recent burning of mosque in Igbo Eze North LGA of Enugu while assuring Muslims and other aliens of their safety while they sojourn within their borders.
Speaking through her media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, via a press release made available to news48hrs.com, the group said that it is resolved to maintain a non-violent approach in their struggle for self determination.
IPOB however accused the army and south east governor of orchestrating such attacks to stir bad blood between them and other ethnic nationalities.
This came as Godwin Chukwunaenye Ezeemo called on the federal and state government to follow due process  in resolving the conflict involving the IPOB while condemning in strong terms the recent labelling of the IPOB group as terrorists.
The PPA gubernatorial candidate in Anambra State bewailed how Southeast governors played down several accounts of loss of Igbo lives and properties within their states but were quick to label the IPOB terrorists when the group has never been recorded as having brandished weapons nor harmed anyone.
In his words; "The government should not forget that the mandate to rule came from the people and that the people ca impeach them if they fail in their duties to protect lives and properties in their state.
"The voice of the people should be heard because they form the nucleus of every democratic government."
While recalling several harassment he received in the past from the hands of the IPOB, Ezeemo maintained that such scenarios do not justify the several dehumanisations, killings and negative labelling the group was receiving from the presidency and the state governors.
"When your child is growling and insistently defiant to orders, the onus lies on you, the parent, to dialogue with him and find out what the problem is and how to resolve it to satisfaction, not to criminalise the child," Ezeemo allegorised.
He said that there is genuine reason for the agitations among the youths all over the country and called on the presidency to be more intellectual in their approach and borrow a leaf from other countries like India, who have resolved similar issues, to listen to the youths and seek lasting solution.



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