NDIGBO HAVE THE RIGHT TO PEACEFULLY MOURN THEIR DEPARTED FELLOWS – OHANAEZE YOUTH
The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has asserted that “Ndigbo have the right to peacefully mourn their departed fellows” and urged security agencies not to kill innocent Igbo youths.
In a press statement issued on Monday by Maz Okwu Nnabuike, President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide and Secretary General, Coalition of Southern Groups, on the Sit at home exercise declared by IPOB and MASSOB in commemoration of this year’s Biafra day celebration, Okwu said “Igbos have the right to peacefully mourn their departed fellows and the police and other security agencies should not use it as opportunity to waste the lives of Ndigbo.”
The police blamed bandits for the killing, while also disclosing that the deceased left his hotel enroute the Owerri airport without informing security agencies.
Reacting via a statement by its President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the OYC called for caution in handling the incident.
He said “the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide received with great shock the news of the brutal killing of Ahmed Gulak by yet to be identified gunmen. This is unimaginable considering that Ndigbo are not known for things as this.
“To say the least, we are quite worried that security situation in Imo State has degenerated to such a terrible level. This is now time for retrospect and collaborative effort to end this breach in the Southeast.
“We caution people against hasty comments while we urge the police to launch a thorough investigation to unravel the mysteries surrounding this unfortunate incident.
“We are already seeing name callings and blames from various groups and security agencies. This is too hasty and could only be diversionary.
“We sympathize with his family and the people of Adamawa State over this sad loss.”
Also speaking on the sit-at-home declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Okwu called on security agencies not to kill innocent youths.