The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has condemned the gruesome killing of traders and cattle at Omumauzo Aba Cattle Market, in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State.
National President of the council, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka made the condemnation in a statement dated February 21, 2022 and made available to our correspondent in Owerri, Imo State.
Igboayaka called on Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State to fish out the perpetrators of the henious crime within seven days or contend with civil disobedience.
He said; “OYC insists that the Governor of Abia State must arrest those responsible for the sacrilegious act within 7 days or face massive resistance and civil disobedience in Abia State.”
Igboayaka described the incident as unfortunate and a ploy by “some faceless and ungodly persons whose main objective is to keep maiming hardworking and innocent Nigerians.
He reiterated the council’s commitment towards building bridges of peace, adding, “we would reach out to various regional youth groups especially those in northern Nigeria to further cement relationships that would promote better understanding of the security challenges and concerns in Nigeria”.
Igboayaka appealed to the Coalition of Northern Groups to work with the council as it collaborates with security agencies to fish out the culprits.
According to him, “I’m appealing to all Nigerians and the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) to please work with us and other relevant Igbo leaders and the security agencies to get to the root of this matter by fishing out the perpetrators of this crime whose intention is to knock the heads of the North and the East together and possibly repeat the 1963-1970 unfortunate Nigerian civil war.”
Igboaaka advised Nigerians not fall for such tricks even as he called on the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to expedite action on the matter to ensure Nigerians get to know those responsible for the crime.
Igboayaka described insecurity as a national issue, stating that there is no region as accommodating and peaceful as the South East.
Igboayaka warned those hiding under the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to perpetuate crime in Igboland to desist forthwith or be ready to face the music.