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Sit-At-Home: S’East Economy Heading To Extinction – Ohanaeze

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The National Vice President-General of Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Demian Ogene-Okeke, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Kanu.

He made this known following the ongoing violent sit-at-home protest order, issued by a factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Simon Ekpa, to press home the release of Kanu from the Department of State Services (DSS) detention.

Ogene-Okeke, said the release of Kanu, will dust down the current hostilities going on across the five states of the region, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Enugu and Ebonyi.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the Ohaneze Ndigbo leader’s reaction is a result of the recent shutting down of social-economic activities in the region by hoodlums, suspected to be gunmen that have been terrorising innocent people and businesses.

Reacting further in an interview Ogene-Okeke appealed to President Tinubu to copy a pardoned spirit from former President Shehu Shagari, who granted Chief Chukwumemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu an unconditional pardon after 12 years of escaping from the offensive 30-month civil war in Nigeria.

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He alleged that the Federal government is enjoying the insecurity in Igbo land. And that the government is also supporting the insult Asari Dukubo is giving to the Igbos in the country.

According to Ogene-Okeke, ‘the Federal Government is enjoying the security challenges the indigenes and non-indigenes residing in South East Zone are suffering of. And the government seems also to be enjoying the insults Asari Dukubo is melting to the Igbos.

‘They should release the IPOB leader as ordered by the Court, then every Nigerian will know whether the unrest situation in the region will continue or not,’ he added.

In another report, tragedy struck Aba on Saturday night as a devastating fire ravaged the area, resulting in the loss of leather products, raw materials, and machines worth an estimated ₦3 billion.

The inferno wreaked havoc on the Mansion Zone block of the Powerline Leather Products Industrial Cluster, destroying over 30 shops and causing serious damage.

Mr. Ugochukwu Nwachukwu, Chairman of the affected block in the industrial cluster, highlighted the unfortunate plight of over 500 workers who have been directly impacted by the fire that destroyed their workplaces.

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