Apex Igbo sociocultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has lashed out at former governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko, berating him for accusing Igbo leaders of culpability in insecurity in the Southeast, insisting that North is the brain behind the insecurity in the zone.
In a statement by its Secretary-General Okechukwu Isiguzoro on Monday, Ohanaeze described Wamakko’s comments as laughable, advising the ex-governor to first fix the crisis in the North before making any comment on the Southeast.
Isiguzoro noted that Wamakko could not proffer solutions to the security challenges in the North, which the region allegedly incubated to oust former President Goodluck Jonathan and instal Muhammadu Buhari.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide had cautioned Aliyu Wamakko over impulsive comments without any iota of truth, which is capable of inciting ethnic cleansing and turmoil in the country,” Isiguzoro said.
“The North is responsible for all the disaster in the South East, based on the earlier warning of the United States of America embassy in Abuja, that Northern bandits and killer herdsmen were changing positions to Southern Nigeria to wreak havoc and destabilise the zone.
“Northern elders are behind the chaos in Nigeria as a ploy to retain the Presidency in the North beyond 2023, as they did to Jonathan in 2015; so they exported violence to the South East to keep Igbo leaders busy with insecurity challenges and set traps for them (Igbo leaders) to fall in and get arrested.
“We are amazed at how someone who couldn’t remove a log in his eyes could see the speck of dust in the eyes of Ndigbo. It exposes the northern secrets of supporting bandits and Boko Haram for economic and political reasons. The silence of Igbo leaders is golden and will generate confusion in the camps of sponsors of terror in the South East.”