Igbo Youths Send SOS To FG On Boko Haram Killings, Rejects Mass Burial For Victims Of Kano Blasts

kano_multiple_blastIgbo Youths under the aegis of the Igbo Youth Network on Sunday sent a Save-Our-Souls  (SOS) message to the Federal Government to prevent further killing and destruction of property in parts of the country.

The group described as senseless, the murder of Igbos by criminals masquerading as Boko Haram in parts of Northern Nigeria.

The youths sent the message at a news conference in Owerri on the recent killing of Igbos and other Nigerians living in Kano. Speaking through their leader, Mr Cletus Amaraegbu, the youths said that the killing and maiming of innocent people by the Boko Haram group had become worrisome.

They claimed that since the advent of the Boko Haram in 2010, Nigeria had lost over five thousand lives, majority of them Christians and Igbos.

The group noted that the Igbos had kept silent since the emergence of the sect but might not continue to keep quite given the latest incident on March 18. They called on government and the security agencies to come up with a workable plan on how to protect the lives and properties of Igbos and other Nigerians everywhere in the country.

The group demanded that at all the fingered sponsors of Boko Haram should be revealed and brought to book to face justice.

They also called on the Federal Government to convene a national dialogue to discuss the future and peaceful co-existence of Nigerians. The group warned that further killing of Igbos in the North would be unacceptable, saying that the victims of the Kano killings should not be given mass burial.

“On no account and under no circumstance should the body of the victims be buried in the North. They should be buried in their home soil, according to Igbo tradition and culture.”

The network threatened to sue the Federal Government at the International Court of Justice if their plea was not granted.

Information Nigeria learnt that the group would stage a peaceful demonstration on March 25 in Owerri to voice their anger.

The Network is made up of the Igbo People’s Initiative, Igbo Rescue Mission and the Bilie Human Rights Initiative.

(NAN)

3 COMMENTS

  1. From my work on human right, it is obvious that the West violated our right as a people when they two people with different reasoning was made to one as a nation. That is why Nigeria has failed to experince positive peace. However, the FG can handle the situation if they want to but the problem is that it starts with the security of the poor masses and Nigerians know that only the rich enjoy security. What it means, is that until FG can think of protecting all Nigerians, the nation will be insecure.

  2. Below are the names of victims that survived tha attack but with injuries. Read the names and justify the igbo’s claim:
    1. ABDULLAHI MAI AGOGO
    GYAYAWA
    2. UMAR SANI
    BAGWAI
    3. ILIYASU IBRAHIM
    MADIGAWA
    4. YAKUBU SANI
    CHURCH ROAD
    5. HADARA RABIU
    DAMBATTA
    6. HASSAN ABUBAKAR
    IBRAHIM TAIWO
    7. AMADU GARBA
    WARAWA
    8. SEEBAN OKEDE
    NO. 78 ONITSA RD
    9. BUKI OGU MALA
    NO. 2 OMOLOLA LAGOS
    10. TUKUR YA’U
    T/MURTALA
    11. KABIRU ALI
    T/TOFA
    12. YAKUBU ADAMU
    TAKAI L.G
    13. KABIRU USAINI
    P.R.P
    14. ABDULLAHI ADAMU
    TAKAI L.G
    15. GOJE MAGAWATA
    DALA L.G
    16. UMAR BAGWAI
    BAGWAI
    17. BASHIR MUHAMMAD
    KABUGA QTRS
    18. DANBABA MUSA
    GEZAWA
    18. DANBABA MUSA
    GEZAWA
    19. OGU CHUKWU UMOH
    EMIR ROAD
    20.SUNDAY MAFIA ELTA
    21. IWOJO DANIEL
    22. MACHEIL EZENWATA
    23. OJO SANDRA
    24. BELLO SHU’AIBU
    R/LEMO
    25.UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN

    So, any claim by these civil war lords are false and unjust. By the way, how many igbo men were caught when they planted bomb inside that motor park? Don’t you know that?! Uhhh!

  3. Said you are an idiot. You have mentioned the names of those that survived the incident if it is true. Did you also mention the names of those who died in the incident. Close your dirty islamic mouth if you don’t know what to say.

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