A conference of Igbo professionals around the world condemned the activities of the indigenous population of Biafra, IPOB and its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, regarding the formation of the acclaimed Eastern Security Network, claiming that
The group called on the Southeast leadership, including Governors Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other well-meaning Igbos, to stand up against the action and wholeheartedly condemn the banned group.
Describing the Eastern Security Network as illegal, the group said in a statement by its national president, Prof. Patrick Kalua, expressed concern that police equipment could worsen the security situation in the Southeast if it is not stopped immediately.
The group said the decision to speak out against IPOB was made at a stakeholder meeting in Awki, Anambra state, where it also decided to join the request for the 2023 Igba presidency.
Arguing that it was time for Nigeria to have a president to extract Igbo, the group argued that dialogue was the way to achieve this, not Kanu’s rifle barrel.
According to the group, “The Igbo people deserve the presidency, they have everything it takes to produce the next president of Nigeria and that is what we should advocate for now with one strong voice in unity and sincerity of purpose.”
“We cannot demand from the President of Nigeria on both sides, supporting the IPOB that Kanu and his fraudulent agents are funding to destabilize a united Nigeria by ending and parallel security organization.
“No one will take us seriously unless we take urgent steps to set a record by directly condemning the infamous activities of IPOB and its sponsors.
“We especially call on the governors of the countries of the Southeast and Ohanaez Ndigbo around the world to stand up not only to condemn, but also to stop this harsh act of crime that could have serious consequences for the entire Igbo state if nothing is done urgently.