Israeli Prime Minister, Others Condemns Killing Of IPOB Members In Enugu

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday condemned the killing of some member of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) in strong terms.

Netanyahu warned and said ” the killing of defenceless IPOB members is totally unacceptable”, ” I call on President Mohammadu Buhari led the federal government to investigate the circumstances that led to the break down of law and order by security operatives leading to loss of lives,” he said.

The Prime Minister said “efforts must be geared towards restoring peace in the region”,

He spoke to reporters after a meeting with some  IPOB leaders who paid him a courtesy call yesterday in Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, the Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and an Igbo interest group, Voice from the East, also joined their voices to condemn the killing of some youths by security agencies in Emene, Enugu State, on Sunday.

The groups, in separate statements on Tuesday, described the killing as unacceptable and called for a thorough investigation into the incident.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, said the account of the incident showed that security agents were going about looking for the trouble of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The Ohanaeze spokesman said it was the same overzealousness of security agents that caused the current Boko Haram imbroglio.

He stated, “The Shiite crisis in Nigeria was also caused by the highhandedness of Nigerian security agents. Why are our security agents always courting trouble?

“Even if I do not agree with the group (IPOB), the members have their constitutional right to life and nobody should deny them that. These boys are not terrorists in the manner of Boko Haram or the killer herdsmen.

“We do not train our security agents well these days. We need to start retraining them and I feel there is also some elements of ethnic bias in these killings and this must stop if we want one Nigeria to continue.”

On his part, the Convener of VEAST, Kindness Jonah, lamented the “tacit but clandestine approval of the serial killings by Fulani herdsmen” by the powers that be, which he accused of looking the other way “but waste Igbo lives at the slightest provocation.”


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