‘We’re confident Tinubu will end insecurity in Southeast’

Igbos in the diaspora, under the auspices of the Igbo General Assembly (IGA), Spain, have thrown in their support for President Bola Tinubu on the issue of insecurity ravaging the Southeast and other parts of the country.
This is just as the diaspora group has pleaded with the president to intervene on the issue of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and ensure that he is released from detention in the interest of peace, justice, and fairness.

The assembly, which shared its views in a communiqué it issued after its meeting in Malaga, Spain weekend, expressed confidence in President Tinubu’s capability of tackling the security challenges in the Southeast region.

In the communiqué signed by Ozo Kingsley Ndibe and Hon. E.C Onugha, IGA President General and Secretary respectively, the assembly lamented the economic hindrances the insecurity in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo states have brought upon the people of the region, urging the President to intervene and save the region from complete economic collapse.

The group, which is the central coordinating Igbo organization representing other independent, registered Igbo associations in Spain, added that since the insecurity situation in Southeastern Nigeria deteriorated, diaspora investment, which was one of the bedrock of the region’s economy, has drastically reduced, as people hardly come home to invest and create jobs for unemployed youths.

IGA said that the insecurity in the region has been an issue of great concern to all Igbos both at home and abroad and regretted that the previous administration could not solve this problem as expected.

The communiqué added that the release of Kanu would help to end the economic strangulation going on in the Southeast.

The assembly further said that it has full confidence and trust that President Bola Tinubu will bring a lasting solution to the insecurity in the region and urged the president to use his office as the father of the whole country to salvage the situation and let Southeast contribute more to the development of the country.

“There have been incessant cases of kidnappings, killings, and regular bloodlettings in the Southeast, where our mothers can no longer go to the farm and our fathers cannot go out to do their businesses.

“Movement has been restricted in this region every other Monday, adversely affecting economic activities in this region.

“As stakeholders in the Igbo General Assembly, we are requesting the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at this time because he has been detained for too long after being granted bail by a reputable court of law in Nigeria.

“We have faith in your administration as one that will build on equal rights, justice, and fairness for all, irrespective of tribe, political affiliation, or religious belief. Just like all Nigerians, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu deserves justice,” the communiqué read.

<<The Nation>>