Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the main Igbo socio-cultural body, has denounced Northern elders’ unwillingness to speak out against the claimed persistent marginalization of Igbo people.
The organisation slammed President Muhammadu Buhari’s dot-in-a-circle remark directed against Igbo people in a statement signed on Tuesday by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro.
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Buhari promised last Thursday that his administration will mobilize the military and police to go after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) accused of disturbing the peace in the South-East region.
He had said IPOB is “just like a dot in a circle and they have nowhere to turn to. They are spread everywhere and they have investments and properties everywhere and in other areas.
“They don’t know what they are doing. How we will handle them is to mobilise the police and the military to go after them.”
Also, Buhari had slammed those calling for the sovereignty of the Biafra and Oduduwa Republics, saying they were ignorant.
But reacting, Ohanaeze described the President’s comment as disastrous, noting that ‘no damage control or image laundering will assuage this collective assault on Ndigbo’.
The group stated that the silence of Northern leaders is proof that they are happy over the position of President Buhari on Southeastern Nigeria.
Isiguzoro noted that Igbo people are emergency experts in all situations and will be a dot in the circle that will swallow nepotistic anarchists and anti-Igbo exponents.
The statement read, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide had charged the leadership of the North to speak out against discrimination against Igbos and divisiveness being created by disastrous declarations of President Muhammadu Buhari describing how the southeast is landlocked and no damage control or image laundering will assuage this collective assault on Ndigbo.
“It appears that there are chains of crafted skirmish programmed to either aggravate the traumas of Ndigbo or remind them of the sordid past a few years ago, and with ‘a dot in a circle’ slogan that was used to pulverize Igbos during the Biafra war that left 3 million people dead, especially women and children. Right now in 160 days, 513 Igbos had been killed, 2,436 arrested and 854 missing in the ongoing ‘imported’ insecurity challenges in the southeast.
“The ‘dot in the circle’ is a new signal to indicate that Ndigbo are surrounded or should be taught in the language they should comprehend, but the reality is that Northern leaders’ silence suggests that they are pleased with President Buhari’s position on Southeastern Nigeria.
We have observed the path of events, and Igbos are no longer boisterous; we are emergency professionals in all situations; and “a dot in a circle” remains the Bermuda triangular point that would engulf nepotistic anarchists and anti-Igbo exponents.”
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