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We’re Confident Tinubu’ll Combat Insecurity – Group

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The Igbo community abroad, through the Igbo General Assembly (IGA) Spain, has thrown its weight behind President Bola Tinubu’s initiatives to tackle insecurity in both the Southeast and other areas of Nigeria.

Under the auspices of the Igbo General Assembly (IGA) Spain, Igbos in the diaspora implored the President to intervene for the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Following its meeting in Malaga, Spain over the weekend, the Assembly released a communiqué affirming its confidence in President Tinubu’s capacity to address the security issues in the Southeast region.

In the communiqué endorsed by Ozo Kingsley Ndibe and Hon. E.C Onugha, President General and Secretary of IGA respectively, the Assembly expressed concern over the economic challenges arising from insecurity in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States. They urged the President to intervene and prevent the region from experiencing total economic collapse.

Functioning as the central coordinating Igbo organization representing various independent, registered Igbo associations in Spain, the group underscored that since the security situation deteriorated, there has been a significant reduction in diaspora investment, which previously played a crucial role in the region’s economy.

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Consequently, fewer individuals are willing to return home to invest and generate employment opportunities for unemployed youths.

According to IGA, the insecurity in the region has been a cause for serious concern among all Igbos, whether residing within Nigeria or abroad. They expressed regret that the previous administration failed to resolve this problem as expected.

In addition, the communiqué highlighted that the release of Kanu would play a significant role in alleviating the economic difficulties currently facing the Southeast.

“There have been incessant cases of kidnappings, killings, and regular bloodlettings in the Southeast, where our mothers can no longer go to the farm and our fathers cannot go out to do their businesses.

“Movement has been restricted in this region every other Monday, adversely affecting economic activities in this region.

“As stakeholders in the Igbo General Assembly, we are requesting the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at this time because he has been detained for too long after being granted bail by a reputable court of law in Nigeria.

“We have faith in your administration as one that will build on equal rights, justice, and fairness for all, irrespective of tribe, political affiliation, or religious belief. Just like all Nigerians, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu deserves justice,” the communiqué reads.

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