RUGA: ‘Camp to conceal arms for invasion of host communities’ – Ohanaeze youths
* Want NASS to summon service chiefs
* Order combing of forests in S’East
By Steve Oko
Following the worsening insecurity in the country, the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio -cultural association Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged the National Assembly to summon President Muhammadu Buhari, the service chiefs and heads of various security agencies in the country to ascertain their workable plans in containing the worsening insecurity in Nigeria.
Ohanaeze Youths Council, OYC, also expressed concern over the “silence” o the President concerning the demand by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN to establish Fulani Youths vigilantes in South East communities.
“The continued silence of President Muhammadu Buhari over the request and/or demand by Fulani herdsmen to establish Fulani vigilante groups in the South-East has raised the suspicion that the Federal Government is conspiring to invade Ala-Igbo to fulfill the prophetic cult agenda of late Usman Dan Fodio”, OYC alleged.
OYC which said that “there is no sign Nigeria has the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces in a functioning capacity”, declared that it had lost confidence in the security agencies in the country.
Addressing a press conference Tuesday in Umuahia, Abia State, the National President of OYC, Comrade Igboayaka. O Igboayaka gave the President 72 hours to address the nation on the security situation in the country and the blue print of his government to arrest the disturbing situation.
Igboayaka who read from a prepared speech said : “Ndigbo have lost trust and confidence in the Nigerian security agencies and will not rely on their service until they prove otherwise by protecting their lives and properties”.
OYC called on “African and international countries that are sympathetic over the protection of lives of the Nigerian people to be at alert, stressing that the Nigerian citizens are living in fear of terror over the activities of bandits, kidnappers, Boko haram and dreaded Fulani herdsmen, which have the tendency of constituting national crisis”.
According to OYC, the security condition in Nigeria is deteriorating everyday “without any security measure and there is no sign Nigeria has the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces in a functioning capacity.”
OYC noted that failure to summon all the service chiefs on the issue of insecurity in Nigeria would “raise more tension among the Nigerians with the notion that Nigeria is collapsing and becoming unsafe for the citizenry.”
On the proposed Ruga settlement, OYC alleged it was a ploy to sieze lands of indigenous Nigerian tribes and hand over to the Fulanis for occupation.
OYC vowed to vehemently resist the proposal which it claimed was “a jihad in disguise”.
It also alleged that Ruga if permitted would be converted to camps where the settlers will conceal arms to invade their hosts.
OYC directed Igbo youths to, within eight native weeks, comb all forests in their communities without a view to fishing out any alien hiding in them.
” Ndigbo will not tolerate any single act of wanton killing by any group in Igbo land, maintaining that such move or plan will be vehemently resisted by over 30 million Igbo youths with any material at their disposal.
“The policy of RUGA from Fulani political oligarchy to occupy Ala-Igbo is a conspiracy dead on arrival, noting that Ndigbo shall deploy every necessary means to stop this move to establish Fulani caliphates in Igbo land.
“The reason stated by Federal government to established RUGA in Igbo land is a mere deception, but the covert agenda is to Islamize, establish Fulani emirates and to conquer Ndigbo in the upcoming jihad war.
“There are many signs of danger of invasion in Igbo land, especially in Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi States.
“We want to inform the world that we are aware that the RUGA settlement is indirectly a camp were ammunition will be hidden in preparation of the jihad war against Ndigbo and Christians.
“Therefore, we advise Mr. President to immediately cancel RUGA policy as a means to guarantee national peace and unity. The move has caused tension in Nigeria within few days of its announcement and might lead to further crisis.
“We call upon the Nigerian citizens, especially the Igbos, to engage in any means of traditional or native trap that would trap any foreign invader threatening their lives and properties within the state and community borders. OYC calls for 8 market days thorough forest search to all the forests within Ala-Igbo by the youths and hunters in all the villages and communities to forestall any plan by the enemies to ambush our people.
“We, therefore, urge the Nigerian government to rise up to their responsibility to quench this impending danger cum ethnic catastrophe. We also inform the federal government that ethnic suspicion has risen to 99.9%, this is also as a result of recent outburst by the herdsmen group, Miyetti Allah to occupy South-East for possible invasion.”
OYC called upon the governors of Igbo extraction, traditional rulers, and Town union presidents to convoke with immediate effect, an intensive security summit within eight market days to map out a continuous strategic modalities to protect our father land against invaders.
The youth body appealed to church leaders of Igbo extraction to carve out a day within seven days for procession and protest “against RUGA policy targeted to Ismalize the Christians.”
“We therefore, urge Igbo youths living around Igbo land to be peaceful and be ready, be at alert owing to the poor security state of the Nigeria nation which has provided us with no option than for self-defense and community defense within our might.”
OYC also condemned the recent militia/bandit attack at Sondi, Ajukun town in Wukari L.G.A of Taraba state where over 60 people were killed and over 50 houses razed down including the palace of the Chief of Chunko and a police station.
“The insensitivity of President Muhammadu Buhari over the wanton killings in Nigeria is an indication of a failed government whose primary responsibility is to protect lives and properties of the people. The silence of Mr. President is inhumane, malicious and a sign of unpatriotism.”
OYC also vowed to defend all Igbo communities irrespective of where they are.
“To foster the security of Ndigbo henceforth, irrespective of the balkanization of Ala-Igbo in state creation, we, therefore, affirmed never to see ourselves as members of various states again but as members of ONE indivisible family of the IGBO RACE, whether by the conspiracy of the creation of states you found yourself in Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Delta, Bayelsa, Edo, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Benue or Anambra states.”
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