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An apex Igbo socio-cultural group identified as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of killing 513 Igbos.
The group equally condemned the refusal of Northern elders to speak against the alleged continued marginalisation of Igbo people.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s dot-in-a circle comment targeted at Igbo people.
Last Thursday, Buhari had threatened that his government would mobilise the military and the 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.’
The Eastern Updates recalls that Buhari had also slammed those calling for the sovereignty of the Biafra and Oduduwa Republics, saying they were ignorant.
However, 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.
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