Tony Chiemelu Obizoba, the Director-General, Strategic Planning and Implementations, Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, has urged South East governors to summon an emergency security meeting over the threat posed by unknown gunmen and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He said it was high time a community policing approach was adopted to address insecurity in the region.
According to him, contrary to the recent comment by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) that the South East leaders were silent about the threat of IPOB and unknown gunmen unleashing terror on the people, Ohaeneze had remained a vocal group searching for an end to the killings in Igbo land.
The Ohaneze chieftain described the activities of unknown gunmen as “evil”, adding that those terrorising the region were well known within the community.
He charged the governors to hand over the responsibility of securing Igbo communities to traditional rulers, the youths and women leaders.
To restore peace to Igbo land, he said governors must urgently summon security meetings with leaders of the communities, traditional, youths and women leaders invited.