The World Igbo Congress has rejected the security outfit codenamed Ebubeagu, which was recently founded by South-East governors.
Prof. Anthony Ejiofor, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the executive members of WIC issued the rejection. The WIC spokesman, Basil Onwukwe advised governors of the region to support the Eastern Security Network to make it a strong security outfit for the Igbo ethnic group.
He urged them not to be used as pawns in the hands of the Fulani ethnic group, which has threatened to conquer Nigeria.
“How do you expect the same people who keep the Sword of Damocles over our heads to be our defenders?” he asked. That is diametrically opposed. Beware of the Trojan horse, governors.
He said, “How do you expect the same people whose kith and kin hold the Sword of Damocles over our heads to be our defenders? That is antithetical. Governors beware of the Trojan horse.
“Considering the foregoing, WIC rejects the Ebubeagu security outfit, following the circumstances surrounding the announcement after the bulge claim that ESN is involved in the prison break in Owerri, without evidence.”
“WIC will not apologize for defending our homeland when national security operatives refuse to prosecute a captured Fulani bandit.
More importantly, it is a violation of our inalienable right to self-preservation.
“By implementing the laws on their books, the southeast governors must revitalize their justice departments and begin prosecuting violators of the free grazing rule.
The Congress urged leaders in the South-East to sue the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for sidelining the Igbo ethnic group from top positions in government.
“This is a brazen and flagrant violation of the Federal Character clause of the 1999 Constitution.
“The aim is to correct the imbalance so that future security meetings, such as the one held in Owerri (penultimate) Sunday, do not appear to be a master-servant instructional session,” the WIC said.