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Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls for National Dialogue, urges Buhari to rescind new security measures in Old Eastern Region

Dr George Obiozor, President-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has appealed the President Muhammadu Buhari- to rescind its decision on the fresh security measures it rolled out to curtail insecurity in the Southeast and South-South part of the country.

This is sequence to reports that the government had announced plans for fresh measures after a security council meeting at the Aso Villa, Abuja.

But, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization believes these measures could led to disintegration.

In a statement signed by the Secretary-General of the organization, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze called for a national dialogue.

The statement urges President Buhari to rescind the decision for new military “offensive in the old Eastern Nigeria, as it’s a trap by enemies of the President to push Nigeria into disintegration.”

The Ohanaeze opined, “They’re twisting the hands of President buhari not to engage southeast leaders, especially the youths through dialogue and empowerment programmes.

“Militarization of Southeast and South South will reopen the wounds of 1967/70, which Igbos had forgotten. Turning Southeast into the epicentre of violence and theatre of warfare is an ill wind that will blow nobody any good.

“We are using this medium to extend President Buhari a helping hand by seeking for dialogue than shoot at sight order.

“We call for change of plans and tactics in handling Southeast security situations. The Presidency should dialogue now with Southeast youths through the leaders and Governors to avert the disintegration of Nigeria”.

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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