World Igbo Congress Drums Support for ESN, Rejects Ebubeagu

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The World Igbo Congress, WIC, has disowned the security outfit tagged Ebubuagu recently announced by the governors of the South-East region.

The group communicated their standpoint through its Chairman, Board of Directors, Prof. Anthony Ejiofor, and the executive members of WIC, Guardian reports.

Basil Onwukwe, the WIC spokesman, urged governors of the region to back the Eastern Security Network to make it a formidable security outfit for the South-East region.

He asked the governors not to be used as instruments in the hands of the Fulani ethnic group who have set out to conquer Nigeria.

He said, “How do you expect the same people whose kith and kin hold the Sword of Damocles over our heads to be our defenders? That is antithetical. Governors beware of the Trojan horse.

“Considering the foregoing, WIC rejects the Ebubeagu security outfit, following the circumstances surrounding the announcement after the bulge claim that ESN is involved in the prison break in Owerri, without evidence.”

The WIC called for a genuine interest in the security of life and property in the South-East region.

“WIC will not hold apologies in protecting our homeland when the national security operatives have failed to prosecute a captured Fulani bandit. More so, it is an abdication of our inalienable rights to self-preservation.

“The southeast governors need to revitalise their justice departments and begin to prosecute violators of the open grazing law, by enforcing the laws in their book. It will help in checking the marauding Fulani herdsmen,” Onwukwe added.

The Congress urged leaders in the South-East to sue the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for sidelining the Igbo ethnic group from top positions in government.

“This is a brazen and flagrant violation of the Federal Character clause of the 1999 Constitution.

“The objective is to redress the imbalance, so that, in the future, security meetings such as the one held in Owerri (penultimate) Sunday will not look like a master-servant instructional session,” the WIC said.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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