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    Biafra: I could have asked my men to kill IPOB members – Okorocha

    I could have asked my men to kill IPOB members – Okorocha
    I could have asked my men to kill IPOB members – Okorocha

    Rochas Okorocha, the former governor of Imo State, has revealed why he declined to order his forces to shoot and kill members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, during his time in office.

    The former governor urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sympathize with the youth and address their concerns.

    Further, the congressman urged the people of the South-East to submit a compelling rationale why they should be granted the chance to elect the country’s next President in 2023.

    Okorocha, who represents Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, made the remarks during an NTA interview titled “Conversation with Owelle Rochas Okorocha at 59 and Award of Icon of Service and Philanthropy.”

    “When IPOB started, they came to Imo State when I was the governor, but I listened to them and understood their grievances.

    “They asked me to join them, and I told them if they can convince me to have another (Biafra country) passport, I will join.

    “I could have asked my men to shoot them as they were killed in Okigwe and other states, but no. I had to listen to know what they were going through.

    “That is how the Nigerian government should treat the youths, sympathise with them. Treat them well,” Okorocha said.

    Many young people have apparently been killed recently, while others have been captured and imprisoned by Nigerian security forces.

    In an interview with DAILY POST on recent events in the South East, particularly in Imo State, Dr Maxwell Uchenna, a security specialist in Aba, Abia State, blamed the incumbent Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, for the majority of the blame.

    Rather than pursuing a local solution to what he (Uchenna) described as a local problem, the Governor, according to him, is accepting instructions from Abuja in matters of security in his state.

    “Hope Uzodinma is an Igbo man who should understand Igbo problems better,” he told DAILY POST.

    “Listen, I’m not in any way in support of youths who go about killing security operatives and destroying government institutions should not be dealt with. But it’s wrong to kill them extrajudicially. It is unconstitutional to order the shooting of Nigerian youths without proper investigations and trials.

    “In this same country we see bandits being arrested and detained by the security forces; we see Boko Haram members being integrated into the society by the government, so why will the South East be different? Why should the agitating youths be shot on sight with arresting and trying them in a court of competent jurisdiction? There’s insecurity everywhere in Nigeria and the government must rise to the occasion.

    “I don’t know about Okorocha’s claim of having listened to the Biafra agitators during his tenure but all I can tell you is that it is unlawful for a sitting governor to order the shooting and killing of his people in order to look good before the central government and his political party.”

     

    Read Also: Suspected IPOB Members Set Passenger Bus, Tricycle On Fire In Anambra

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