Chuks Ibegbu, a former spokesman for Igbo’s top socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, called on the Bukhari-led federal government to convene leaders of all agitation groups and talk to them about how to unite the nation.
Ibegbu, who spoke during an interview with the Daily Mail on Thursday, also asked the government to explicitly order Fulani herders to stop terrorizing innocent Nigerians.
He regretted the killing of innocent Nigerians by cattle breeders and warned that this could lead to a civil war.
Ibegbu called on Igba leaders to convene a security summit immediately to address current security challenges in the South-South and Southeast zones.
Former Deputy Secretary of State for Promotion Ohanaeze Ndigbo lamented the growing looting of government officials and warned that there could be a popular revolution against corruption and looting of common wealth.
Ibegbu also criticized the federal government for blaming the indigenous people of Biafra for the IPOB, for escaping from prison and attacking the Nigeria Penitentiary, as well as police formations in Owerri, the state capital of Imo.
His words: “No matter how much we do not speak in favor of the group or defend it, we claim that such a conclusion is not only premature but unsustainable.
“We expect a discreet investigation before any such conclusion. Unknown armed men could come from anywhere.
“They could even be Boko Haram or the killers of the killer Fulani. Mr. President was hasty and we call on him to withdraw that insinuation.
“We also feel traumatized by the recent announcement of a new IGP by Mr. President. It is now obvious that he does not take into account the sensitivity and specificities of all parts of Nigeria.
“This is not the first, second, third or last. We have never seen this kind of nepotism in the history of Nigeria. “
DAILY POST reported that the headquarters of the Imo Police Command and the headquarters of the Niger Correctional Service (NCS) in Owerri were bombed on Monday.
Force spokesman Frank Mba revealed that the attackers used sophisticated weapons such as general-purpose machine guns (GPMG), submachine guns (SMG), AK49 rifles, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
He said the attackers tried to gain access to the police weapons at the headquarters, and the on-duty police operatives also resisted.