The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has vowed to hold acting
President, Yemi Osinbajo responsible should anything happen to
pro-Biafra agitators today, Tuesday, 30th May.
This is coming amid fears over alleged plans by security operatives to
open fire on the agitators who shall be observing a sit-at-home to mark
the 50th year of Biafra declaration.
In a press statement made available to journalists, which was signed by
the groups’s Deputy National President and the National Secretary, Dr.
Arthur Obiora and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, respectively, the OYC said,
“Ndigbo shall hold Osinbajo responsible as the Acting President of
Nigeria should anything happen to any of our youths.
“We shall not take lightly the spilling of the blood of any Igbo man
today because these are non-violent agitators and their agitation is
protected under every known law.
“As a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, the Acting President, Yemi
Osinbajo is very much aware of the constitutional rights of these
agitators and he should therefore not allow himself to be used as an
instrument to suppress lawful expression of opinion.
“He should, as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria call all security agencies to order to ensure that
they do not engage in mass murder.
“We have had enough of this mindless killing of our people and we are not going to take it again this time.”
The group called on Igbo traders and workers to comply with the
sit-at-home order of the pro-Biafra groups, stressing that “the
international community is watching; so, if we can show unity as a
people, if we can show solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu and Uchenna Madu, the
leaders of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for
the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB,
respectively, the United Nations and other international organizations
will not just accord us respect but help us in pushing for a