Onitsha Killing: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing Issues 14 Days Ultimatum to President Buhari

Following the recent clash between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Nigerian Navy Personnel and the Nigerian Police in Onitsha, Anambra State where many unarmed Biafrans were wounded and at least 3 of them confirmed dead, the Pan Igbo group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Youth Wing, yesterday gave the Federal Government 14 days ultimatum to fish out and prosecute the perpetrators of the crime.

Ohaneze Ndigbo, in a two paged press statement signed by the State deputy youth leader and director of operations of the group,  Ifeanyichukwu Chigbo issued to journalists in Onitsha recalled that two members of IPOB were last week killed in Ugwuta road Onitsha before the Sunday clash, which according to him, claimed seven lives and left scores injured.

The statement reads in part: “While we condemn the act of using sophisticated weapon against our youths, we are calling on both Federal and State governments to unravel the circumstances that led to the killing and prosecute the trigger happy Naval officials accordingly. Security agencies should use their arms according to the law."

“We did not take reprisal attack on the Navy officials because our Governor, who we hold at high esteem is not in town."

He went ahead to say that they have not forgotten APO killing and Ezu killing where hundreds of Biafran youths were wasted and nothing happened and that is why they are giving 14 days for necessary action to be taken. "Enough is enough and Mr. President should warn the security agencies and call them to order against using sophisticated weapons against civilians. Let them not push us to the wall” he warned.

Reacting however, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Youth Moblisation,  Tony-Uche Ezekwelu condemned the act but called on the youths to remain calm until Governor Willie Obiano, who he said is out of the State comes back to handle the matter.

Source: IgbereTVNews