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While reacting to the recent massacre of a number of youths in Awo-omamma, Imo State by the Ebubeagu officials, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-political organisation, has called for the immediate disbandment of the Ebubeagu security outfit in Imo State.
Ohanaeze had also noted that Ebubeagu has turned into a killer squad in the state.
Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said the body has handed over the killing of some wedding guests in Otulu area of the state to God and deities for prosecution.
A statement by Isiguzoro reads partly: “Ohanaeze calls for the disbandment of Ebubeagu security outfit Imo State chapter, as they have turned into a killer squad that had outlived its usefulness, instead of serving the purpose of which they were established as an intelligence gathering organization for the society, they have become a pro bandit and state-sponsored terror groups.
“Ndigbo has handed over the tragic incident and the Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state to Almighty God and Igbo deities for prosecution and actions. We are committed to any lasting measures that the security agencies will employ to curb the insecurity challenges in the southeast, but it’s a sacrilege for anyone to use security reports to exonerate those responsible for the gruesome slayings of Otulu community’s wedding guests, whose identities are known, a time of reckoning is imminent, we call for calm in Oru East and West LGAs of Imo State and President Buhari’s intervention is what Ndigbo is looking forward to beholding”.
In another report, the youth wing of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has come out to openly condemned the misdoing in strong terms.
Ebubeagu is a state security outfit which had been commissioned by the Southeastern Governors.
The Eastern Updates had learnt that the ugly incident occurred on Sunday when the victims were returning to their community in Otulu, Oru East Local Government Area of the State from Awomama in the neighbouring Oru West LGA, before the security operatives opened fire on them.
Both the President General of Otulu community, Nnamdi Agbor and the Imo State Police Command confirmed the incident.