The Igbo Elders Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has accused security agencies of indiscriminately killing dozens of Igbo youths in the South-East on a daily basis , under the guise of fighting IPOB and ESN, two separatist groups.
Chairman of the group, a former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife alleged this in a press conference in Abuja on Friday, saying dozens of young people, mostly male, are being extrajudicially executed on a daily basis by security operatives in the South-East.
He said, “We condemn without any reservation the destruction of public properties in the South-East, because it is not in our character to indulge in arson, brigandage.
“We believe however that it is not fair and just to use a sledge hammer to kill harmless flies.
“Security agencies now indiscriminately invade private homes at odd hours, in the same guise of fishing out presumed IPOB and ESN members.
“They arrest men and sometimes shoot innocent and hapless youths.
“We therefore call on President Muhamamdu Buhari, the United Nations, the European Union, African Union, ECOWAS, to take urgent and necessary action to stop the current genocide against the Igbos in the South-East and parts of the South-South.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had threatened to deal with IPOB members, who are fighting for the actualization of the State of Biafra, “in the language they understand.”