The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has claimed that the Boko Haram terrorists group and bandits menacing the northern region of Nigeria have killed about 2,355 Igbos under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The apex Igbo Socio-cultural group said terrorists had killed more Igbos without compensation from Buhari’s government.
The Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, stated this against the backdrop of attacks that accompanied the killing of Northerners in the Southeast.
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In a statement, Isiguzoro said: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has accepted the burden and responsibilities on behalf of the political, community, and religious leaders of southeast extraction, to denounce the slayings of northerners and southeasterners, who were casualties of the carnages and imported chaos witnessed in the Southeast.
“Ndigbo will continue to work in partnership with the Southeast Governors to ensure that normality returns to the Southeast but compel the Federal Government to first remove the pieces of dust in her eyes before helping Ndigbo to remove the log of woods in our eyes.
“APC-led Federal Government has been reluctant to rescue her abducted citizens who are currently in the hands of terrorists for only a crime they committed by using the Abuja/ Kaduna Passengers Train.
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“We are stunned over the blackmail from ACF and NEF against the Southeast politicians over the killing of Northerners in the southeast, when the Northern Political leadership and cultural organizations always turn blind eyes to the kidnapping and massacres of Christians mainly southerners across the North, especially in Kaduna.
”It is on record that since the inception of President Buhari’s Administration in 2015, Igbos have felt the worst hits of the Boko haram and bandits activities in the North, and over 2,355 Igbos had sacrificed their lives under the present government without any form of FG’s compensation for the bereaved families.”