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Ohanaeze youths send message to Buhari over killing of ‘okada’ rider in Aba

The World Youth Council of Ohanaeze Ndigbo told President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently issue a relocation order for all military leaders in the Southeast after the murder of a commercial motorcyclist, Chimaobi Nwaogu, in Aba during the week.

The police command in the state of Abia yesterday confirmed the murder of a commercial motorcyclist Wednesday in the community of Umuokereke Ngwa, near Aba.

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The group also praised the governor of the state of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu, for his quick intervention and for ensuring the arrest of the alleged murderer-soldier, CPL Ajayi. The statement made available to DIARIO DIARIO on Friday by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro,

The President of the General Youth Council of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, reads: “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari, as a matter of Urgency, to order the redeployment of military leadership in the Southeast similarly.

“We are shocked by the compromised and distorted statement, tarnished with deceptive intentions credited to the Deputy Director of the Army Public Relations Division 82 Aliyu Yusuf, that unknown gunmen perpetrated the alleged murder in military camouflage.

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“That was a moment of unofficial assault on Ndigbo. We urge the military to apologize to Ndigbo, as we discovered from the intelligence report that Cpl Ajayi was arrested on Wednesday while trying to flee the region.

“This contradicts the fantastic previous falsehood to deceive the public.

“We commend Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for his timely intervention to stop further violent protests that would have led to reprisals against the military by agitators from Biafra and angry young people from Igbo.

“The murder of the late Chimaobi Nwaogu Uzuoukwa is the height of casual brutality and corrupt practices committed in the LGA 95 in the southeast.

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“While Ndigbo waits for unreserved apologies from the military, we wish to call the aggrieved people, youth and agitators of Biafra to avoid any planned violent protest or reprisal attacks, since the Abia state government had helped The deceased family.

“There is no need to retaliate against the military, and we believe that our 12 pages ask the United Nations and the African Union about non-professional misconduct and corrupt practices against the military in southeastern Nigeria.”

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“The excesses and genocidal tendencies of the military must be checkmate and sanitized. “Young Igbo mourn Chimaobi Nwaogu Uzuoukwa and ask God to grant the family the strength to bear the loss.”