Ohaneze Youths tag Gov Umahi as sponsor of killings by herdsmen in Ebonyi

Obinwannem News Ohaneze Youths tag Gov Umahi as sponsor of killings by herdsmen in Ebonyi

The Youth wing of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has criticized the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi for his non challant attitude of the killings going on in his state, perpetrated by the activities of the dreaded Fulani killer herdsmen, adding that the silence is a pure indication of alliance with the Fulani herders ravaging Ebonyi and Enugu State and all other Southeast region.

This was disclosed during a meeting of Coalition of Nigeria Indigenous Ethnic Nationality President, held in Abuja on Thursday, 12th August.

While addressing newsmen, the National President of the Council, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka stated that Governor Umahi being the Chairman of South-East Governors Forum is the brain behind the unwillingness of other Igbo governors to join hands in floating a community-based vigilante network across Igboland in order to stop the ravaging Fulani herdsmen terrorizing our communities and farmlands.

The Ohanaeze Youth Council-Oyc President Comrade Igboayaka O Igboayaka stressed that Ebubeagu Security Network was structurally mismanaged on its formation, and the resignation of Gen. Umahi(Rtd) as the Chairman of the security committee of Southeast was also a result of sabotage by Gov. David Umahi.

“It’s with utmost dismay, that General Umahi (Rtd) a direct brother of Governor. David Umahi resigned from being the Chairman of Southeast security committee with a may excuse of lack of fund. Ndigbo are wise and intelligent to be deceived by the craftiness of Gov. David Umahi.”
Igboayaka added that Gov. David Umahi should explain to Ndigbo how his brother resigned from such sensitive responsibility due to a lack of funds.

He said Governor Umahi has shown timidity, insincerity, craftiness, and open sabotage over the lives and property of Ndigbo especially the Ebonyians who are always victims of Fulani herdsmen attacks including beheading, raping of women, and more.

“Ebonyi has recorded the highest victim of Fulani herdsmen killers followed by Enugu state, yet Gov. Umahi has blocked every reasonable solution to stop the killing of Igbos in Ebonyi State,” Igboayaka said.

Here’s a key part of the statement in full:

“Ohanaeze Youth Council, therefore, calls for the immediate resignation of Gov. David Umahi as the Chairman of Southeast Governors Forum and as well stop gambling with the precious lives of Ebonyians in the hands of Fulani Herdsmen killers for selfish political reasons.

“It’s obvious that Ebonyi and Enugu are close neighbors to Benue and Kogi, and that the route of the influx of Fulani herdsmen to Igbo land.
The Southeast Governors should realize that it’s on history that under their watch Ndigbo are being killed, slaughtered, pregnant women butchered in Okpokwu Mgbuji Eha Amufu, Obie Aku, Opanda, Ukpabi Nimbo, Ogwurogwu, Umudikwu, Aloke, Umugwuocha, Mgboko Enugu State, Nwaofa, Ugwu Achara, Nworie Izzi, Odoke, Ndiobasi, Obakotara, Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities in Ebonyi had fallen victim of Fulani herdsmen killings with over 500 deaths, including over 50 missing people kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen.

“It is a historical betrayal that Gov. Umahi led the Southeast governors Forum could go to bed and sleep while Fulani herdsmen have captured the boundaries that linked Ndigbo to Middle-belt.

“Inspite of high insecurity both internal and external none of the Southeast governors has the courage to profile a workable solution to stop their killing of those, they Swear to protect their lives and properties.
This leadership failure by the Southeast governors and other political, religious, and traditional actors has resulted in youths taking laws into their hands, and the consequences are nearly leading Alaigbo into anarchy.

“The internal insecurity is in Southeast and the break of law and order is the monster that grew up by the negligence of constitutional responsibility of Southeast governors to provide security for their citizens, Igboayaka revealed.

“In Conclusion, if after 60 days and there is no visible evidence of operational and functional community vigilante Watch in Igbo land, we will reaffirm our belief that Gov. Umahi is technically sponsoring Fulani herdsmen’s to slaughter Ndigbo, Comrade Igboayaka Stated.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / August 13, 2021

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