The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has on Friday commended the South West Regional Security Outfit initiative; stating any region against such move should be described as “terrorist”.
The Igbo group made this known in a press statement made available to Lanre News by its Secretary General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo also proposed ‘Operation Ogbunigwe’ as a similitude initiative for South East Regional Security while lauding Abia Homeland Security Ministry.
The press statement in full;
(1) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide observed the recent vituperative rhetorics of a sponsored Northern group “Northern Youth Council of Nigeria” against the kick-off of South West Regional Security outfit” Operation Amotekun” as a confirmation that the current insecurity challenges in some parts of Southern Nigeria are creation of enemies of Nigeria, terrorists and fifth columnists, who siphoned billions of dollars mapped out to tackle insecurity challenges,
We are fully aware of the fact that most beneficiaries of the insecurity challenges are sponsoring New groups to avert lasting solutions for the security threats in the Southern part of Nigeria.
(2) OYC recommend a New Regional Security outfit with operation code” Ogbunigwe” and Urge for the creation of Ministry of Homeland Security across the South East, to coordinate the new Regional Security outfit, which is a non-armed South East Regional Security outfits, that will assist in intelligence gathering for the National Security agents, the proposed Ogbunigwe Outfit, will include Enugu Forest Guards, Ebonyi Neighborhood watch, Abia Homeland Security outfit, local vigilante groups, hunters and Community-based Youth leaders, the essence of the Regional Security outfit are the limitations facing the State-owned security outfits who restricted to boundaries of their various States,
We had observed Criminals and Suspected Herdsmen are taking the disadvantages and loopholes of lack of Uniformed Regional Security outfit in the South East to perpetrate heinous crimes against Igbos, Operation Ogbunigwe Regional Security outfit is at the mercy of the South-East Governors Forum and State House Assemblies in the South East, as OYC will sponsor the bills in all State Assemblies.
(3) OYC laud the creation of Abia Ministry of Homeland Security and warn detractors to stop tagging themselves enemies of peace, urge Igbos to Support Operation Ogbunigwe as South East Regional Security outfit for intelligence gathering and a non-armed South-East outfit.