BREAKING: Anti-Ebubeage protest erupts in Abia
* Igbo youths say outfit, militia group of some govs to annihilate enemies
*Vow to sustain action until Uzodinma resigns
By Steve Oko
Thousands of Igbo youths, Tuesday took to the streets in Aba to protest what they called the overzealousness of the Ebubeagu regional security outfit in extrajudicial killing of innocent Igbo youths, and its inefficiency in confronting “real bandits” suspected to be Fulani herdsmen now on the prowl in most communities in South East.
This is coming two days after bandits numbering over 30 blocked the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway around Leru/Ihube Okigwe axis at the border between Abia and Imo, and reportedly abducted the entire occupants of three passenger busses.
On the other hand, no fewer than 14 youths returning from a wedding reception in Imo State, were killed by Ebubeagu security operatives.
The Irate youths marched through major streets in Aba including Faulks Road, Okigwe Road and Azikiwe Road chanting war songs.
They carried placards with various inscriptions such as: “We Don’t Want Ebubeagu In South East”; ” It Is Now A Crime To Be A Youth In Imo State” ; ” Hope Uzodinma Should Resign Immediately For Killing 21 Igbo Youths With Ebubeagu”; ” Ebubeagu Must Go” ;”Ebubeagu Is A Curse “, ” Hope Uzodinma Must Resign”; among others.
Speaking later with Wawa News Global, leader of the protesters and President General of Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, Comrade Goodluck Ibem, said the protest would soon hit other states of the South East “until Ebubeagu is disbanded.”
He also vowed that the protest would be sustained until “Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State resigns for allegedly “using Ebubeagu to maste 21 innocent Imo youths and tagged them ESN operatives”.
His words: “COSEYL is protesting against the Ebubeagu security outfit in Aba, Abia State which is used by some South East Governors to kill our youths in their prime while leaving the real Fulani terrorists and Jihadists to be moving freely in our forests and bushes kidnapping our people, raping our women and killing our people at will.
“The Enugu – Port Harcourt expressway mainly the boundary between Abia and Imo state has been taken over by Fulani terrorists and kidnappers who kidnap our people on daily basis and nothing serious has been done to arrest these criminals committing such atrocities on Igbo soil.
“Ebubeagu killed 21 innocent youths returning from a traditional marriage in Awo Ommamma village in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State accusing them of being bandits whereas the real criminals who are the Fulani Jihadists and terrorists are left unchecked in the zone.
“It is now a crime to be a youth in Imo State as our youths are now killed at random.
“We are taking the protest to Imo State after Aba because Governor Hope Uzodinma has committed so much crime against humanity with Ebubeagu security outfit.
” Over 25,000 innocent youths have been secretly killed by Ebubeagu security outfit and other security operatives under his watch. After Imo State we will proceed to Enugu and Ebonyi States respectively.
“Some of the Igbo youths were Killed for gallantry on Igbo soil and said enough is enough! We are not stopping the protest until our demands are met . Forward ever and backward never. Enough said!”
The COSEYL expressed disappointment at the present crop of South East Governors and political elite, accusing them of showing no concern’over the plights of the people.
He warned them to either stand with the people or brace up for the wrath of Igbo youths as the youths are determined to take their destiny in their hands.
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