Some Eastern groups, under the aegis of Igbo Peoples Congress (IPC) and the Igbo Aborigines, have blamed the presidency, Northern Elders, killer herdsmen, bandits and other Islamic extremists for the wanton killings in the Southeast zone.
In a statement jointly signed by the spokesmen of the respective groups, Comrade Obisike Chidi and Okey Colbert and made available to newsmen, the Igbo organizations accused President Muhammadu Buhari and some
Northern leaders of allegedly supporting terrorists in the North over the years and not doing enough to curb their activities and killings all over the country.
The groups berated the Northern Elders Forum for the disaster in the north and by extension the country as a whole.
The Igbo Peoples Congress (IPC) and the Igbo Aborigines, further slammed religious leaders, traditional rulers and political leaders of Northern extraction for keeping quiet amid the terror in the North, which is transported to the Southeast in particular.
Similarly, the Board of Trustees Chairman of the World Igbo Peoples Assembly, Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, on his part, lamented the killing of innocent Igbos in Imo State, as well as other parts of the region.
Ibegbu asked Igbo deities and gods to take vengeance on the killer herdsmen and other killers in Imo and the entire Igboland.
He noted that Igbos have high regard for human life but alleged that Nigerian security agents were going about wasting innocent blood.
Ibegbu in a statement asked Igbo leaders to meet immediately to chart a roadmap to end the calamity in Imo State and Igbo land as a whole.
“In the past, we had peaceful herdsmen, but today, killer ones from all over Africa are here killing our people and raping our women, Ibegbu lamented.
He called on all Ndi-Igbo to be security-conscious and protect their land at all cost.