*calls for National Security Conference
BY; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Pan Igbo socio cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned that the killing of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Fasoranti is capable of throwing Nigeria into uncontrollable crisis.
The warning was contained in a statement signed by President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, made available on Sunday.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns that this latest murder is capable of throwing our country into uncontrollable break down of law and order,” it stated.
Ohanaeze decried the unfortunate incidence, while consoling the bereaved.
“News reached Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday of the heartless murder of the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs Funke Olukunri, on her way from Ekiti to Lagos by supected Fulani Herdsmen. We offer Chief Fasoranti and the entire Yorubas the heartfelt sympathies of Ndigbo.
“The continuous rampaging, plunder, rape, kidnapping and murder of innocent Nigerians by armed Fulani herdsmen has climbed to a most worrisome crescendo,” it stated.
The group expressed sadness at the inability of security forces to bring to a end criminal activities across the country.
“The inability of our Security Forces to disarm and prosecute these criminals gives credibility to a growing story of collusion.
“Recently, the British High Commission in an advisory to British citizens in Nigeria declared twenty four of our states unsafe,” it recalled.
Ohanaeze described as unfortunate, the ultimatum handed down to the Federal Government to implement the controversial Riga initiative.
” In the midst of these killings, their parent organization has the effrontery to give ultimatums to the President of Nigeria to rescind his unpopular suspension, instead of cancelation of his RUGA development policy.
“Such inciting, provocative and treasonable outbursts has only been greeted by an advise that they should respect the Presidency and an unrelenting resolve to force Nigerians to accommodate such murderers in their homes under a policy that violates our constitution and all laws and court judgments relating to land Use Administration,” it declared.
The group also frowned at the Presidency’s statement regarding the killing of Fasoranti’s daughter.
“The hasty conclusion by the Federal Government that she was killed by armed robbers and not the suspected herdsmen who are known to have laid siege on all parts of the country perpetrating acts of banditry and killings further escalates the already tense situation.”
They therefore, called on eminent leaders of the nation in spite of their political persuasion to come together in an urgent National Security Conference to discuss measures that will arrest the extant drift to lawlessness.