Apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has stated that about 2,355 Igbos have been killed by Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists and bandits under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group made the claim through Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of the body.
He spoke against the backdrop of attacks that accompanied the killing of Northerners in the Southeast.
Ohanaeze said Boko Haram and bandits had sacrificed more Igbos without compensation from Buhari’s government.
Isiguzoro said Ohanaeze would continue to partner with Southeast governors in tackling insecurity in the region.
A statement by Isiguzoro said, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has accepted the burden and responsibilities on behalf of the political, community, and religious leaders of southeast extraction, to denounce the slayings of northerners and southeasterners, who were casualties of the carnages and imported chaos witnessed in the Southeast.
“Ndigbo will continue to work in partnership with the Southeast Governors to ensure that normality returns to the Southeast but compel the Federal Government to first remove the pieces of dust in her eyes before helping Ndigbo to remove the log of woods in our eyes.
“APC-led Federal Government has been reluctant to rescue her abducted citizens who are currently in the hands of terrorists for only a crime they committed by using the Abuja/ Kaduna Passengers Train.
“We are stunned over the blackmail from ACF and NEF against the Southeast politicians over the killing of Northerners in the southeast, when the Northern Political leadership and cultural organizations always turn blind eyes to the kidnapping and massacres of Christians mainly southerners across the North, especially in Kaduna.
”It is on record that since the inception of President Buhari’s Administration in 2015, Igbos have felt the worst hits of the Boko haram and bandits activities in the North, and over 2,355 Igbos had sacrificed their lives under the present government without any form of FG’s compensation for the bereaved families.”
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