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Ohanaeze Fumes As Buhari Appoints Northerner As IGP

Following the recent appointment of Usman Baba as the acting Inspector General of Police, the highest Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has condemned the appointment.

According to reports, the group stated that the injustice of the Federal Government under the leadership of the President Buhari was responsible for the growing agitations and insecurity in the South-East.

According to Ohanaeze National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, in an interview, “It is unjust and unfair to sideline the South-East in the security architecture of the country. Injustice promotes insecurity; it promotes all forms of crisis and problems. With injustice, there is no peace anywhere”.

He added that, “What is happening in South-East today in form of agitations is as a result of injustice. So, we the elders are put in a great dilemma because the younger generation is attacking us and we have been telling them to hold on, believing that the President would have a change of mind”.

He also stated that, “We thought that the President would be concerned about the level of injustice, agitations and crises we have in the South-East and would try to ameliorate these things but unfortunately, he is not thinking towards that direction. It is most unfortunate and Ohanaeze will come up with a stronger statement”.

Ohanaeze made it known that they had earlier pleaded with the president to appoint someone from the South East as the new IGP, but their plea wasn’t acknowledged.

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