Gloria Ogbu


A group, Igbo World Union, have urged President Muhammed Buhari and governors of Igbo extraction to sit up and address insecurity and the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities in the country.

The President-General, of the group, Dr. Mishak Nnanta, gave the advice on Sunday in his Olokoro Umuahia South country home while interacting with newsmen, stating that Nigeria was a country blessed by God.

In his words: “In what happens in Nigeria, it seems that of Abia State is worst. In the Igbo parts, it seems the state governments don’t want to put themselves together to speak and act with one accord and get the forward plans that will benefit the people in terms of security.”

“Today, the Yorubas and Amotekun are pulling weight and capturing those that go into their forests. But in the Igbo parts, where do you see Ebubeagu (a southeastern security outfit)? It seems we don’t see the lion we named. It is good we jointly acquire what will have to protect ourselves. It looks as if we are empty-handed in the bush.”

He also said: “Buhari is trying as a President but his effort is not enough as he has the power to use the military to fight insecurity. If any security agency is not doing well, he should make some changes to enable him to fight insecurity. When people are kidnapped, abductors use the phone to make contacts for ransom. We are being told that the security agencies can track people’s businesses, internet fraudsters and others. Why can’t they track the kidnappers?

“When the ransom is to be dropped, the police at the junction will allegedly collect their own. Where the ransom is being taken to is not the spirit world, but where human beings live. Why can’t we use the jets and kill these people? It looks somehow. The President should sit up in terms of security which is now out of hands to save Nigerian masses. We are all confined.”

Similarly, in Abia State, Nnanta noted, “Governor Ikpeazu should sit up to enable the state look into security issues before it is too late, especially with the formation of home security ministry and the existence of other security outfits in the state. Otherwise, with the prevalent insecurity like in Umunneochi/Isuikwuator areas, there might not be an election in Abia State.”

Speaking on the ASUU strike, Nnanta said, “You cannot tell me that this type of thing exists and the Federal Government will not look into it but went ahead to buy vehicles for other countries. That money should have been used to solve the problem on ground.

“The strike affects our children and breeds cultism. These children have been pushed to the wall because they now use their phones to browse bad and cult sites. The government should remember that if they had schooled in this kind of situation, they wouldn’t have achieved anything. There is no way that anyone should use eight years to do a course of four years, it doesn’t make any sense.

“Parents are also weak. Any parent who has plans to train the child for four or five years, but the child ends up spending more than that before you know it, the child will go off-hand and become something else. The Federal Government should sit up and put its house in order and see how to end the ASUU issue and get back the children to school immediately. This can be settled within one week,” Nnanta concluded.