Date: February 18, 2020, 05:34:33 PM
Igbo take alleged marginalisation by Federal Government to United Nations: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
They asked the UN for active engagement and diplomatic pressures on President Buhari to address the principle of federal character in the distribution of public goods and appointive positions, especially security chiefs.Ezike stated that addressing the lopsided appointments of security chiefs was paramount due to increasing insecurity in the South East region, stressing: “A decision may be taken one day to eliminate all Igbo without their knowledge due to lack of representation.”
THIS issue is one that requires the attention of the international community because it has security implications.Rwanda did not happen overnight; it built up gradually. A stitch in time saves nine!A reference would suffice...There have been MANY accounts by Igbo people travelling from Lagos to the East that SARS operatives have become the current kidnappers along the Benin -Ore expressway.Some of these accounts posted on Youtube allege that vehicles travelling from Lagos to the East and vice versa meet up to 50 roadblocks along the way before getting to the east.But in the North (and even South West) there are no such heavy density of roadblocks.The offensive and provocative thing about this new phenomenon, is that it is being perpetrated by the police whose job is to combat kidnapping. Now however the police kidnap people themselves along this road, and force them to call their relatives to pay for their release. Some pay up to N1 Million to regain their freedom to continue their journey.How can this happen in a country that claim to want to remain "indivisible"? Most importantly, how can this be happening to a section of the country that once fought to secede from the Nigerian union 52 years ago? Isn't this a clear sign that the country has not ended that war? A sign that maybe a referendum should really be conducted in that part to settle this once and for all?The United Nations should actually look into this issue, to find out how to help, because this is 21st century.The evils of the 20 century should not be allowed to continue in this century.