The Igbo Elders Council has blamed security agencies for killing Igbo youths in the South-East indiscriminately under the pretense of fighting members of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and its security network, the Eastern Security Network.
The Chairman of the group and the former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife said that day in day out, innocent and hapless youths are being killed by security operatives. He called on Buhari and other African bodies to take measures to stop the genocide against Igbos.
“We condemn without any reservation the destruction of public properties in the South-East, because it is not in our character to indulge in arson, brigandage.
We believe however that it is not fair and just to use a sledge hammer to kill harmless flies.
Security agencies now indiscriminately invade private homes at odd hours, in the same guise of fishing out presumed IPOB and ESN members.
They arrest men and sometimes shoot innocent and hapless youths.
We therefore call on President Muhamamdu Buhari, the United Nations, the European Union, African Union, ECOWAS, to take urgent and necessary action to stop the current genocide against the Igbos in the South-East and parts of the South-South.” Ezeife said