Chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo Council of Elders, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has described the rising insecurity in the country as shocking and completely beyond any expectation and human imagination.
Chief Iwuanyanwu called on the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor to arrange for a meeting between Igbo and northern leaders to find a lasting solution to the ugly security situation to avoid a recurrence of a civil war.
Chief Iwuanyanwu observed that insecurity has reached a crescendo as blood of innocent citizens is being spilled almost on a daily basis in various states of the federation.
He noted that the most worrisome is the murder of Dr Ahmed Gulak from Adamawa State in cold blood, more so when he was on a national assignment as a consultant to the National Assembly on Constitutional Review Matters in Imo State.
He said that since the sad event he has received calls from Nigerians from all walks of life within the country and in Diaspora expressing sadness over the gruesome murder.
Chief Iwuanyanwu commiserated with the family of Gulak, the Arewa, the government and people of Adamawa State including his friends and associates over the irreparable loss.
He also condoled with all those who lost their dear ones during this period of insecurity.
Chief Iwuanyanwu recalled that over the years, Igbo have enjoyed a very cordial relationship with all Nigerians including Northerners, pointing out that Igbo are domiciled all over the country.
He attributed the worsening insecurity in the country to Boko Haram which launched violent attack on Nigeria commencing from the North East region of the country.
Chief Iwuanyanwu commended the federal government and armed forces for stopping Boko Haram insurgents from overrunning the country.
He however observed that in spite of the efforts by the nation’s armed forces, the activities of the Boko Haram have spread virtually to all the geopolitical zones in the North and is fast spreading to the South.