The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo Socio-cultural organization, Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, has warned against the use of live bullet by the Nigeria Army to quell peaceful demonstrations.
Ibegbu noted that such action was barbaric and no longer in vogue in any part of the world.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, he frowned at the onslaught against members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Shi’ite
The Ohanaeze spokesman said, “I appeal to the Nigerian army to stop such dastard acts which makes Nigeria a laughing stock.
“As at now, I’m still wondering why the presidency, Nigeria judiciary and the National Assembly keep quiet on that heinous act by soldiers who are paid to protect the people.
Meanwhile, Ohanaeze has expressed its sadness over the death of the Son of Late Biafra warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu.
The late Debe Ojukwu was a member of the Imeobi, the highest organ in Ohanaeze.
The group in a condolence message forwarded to DAILY POST on Wednesday described the Late Debe Ojukwu as a committed Igbo patriot and icon.
It said, “Ojukwu’s death has robbed Ndigbo of their immense role in Igbo and national affairs.
“Ohanaeze wishes the family of the great man and Ndigbo to bear the loss with fortitude.”