A socio-cultural organisation, the Odinala Cultural Heritage Foundation, has called on the Federal Government to delve into the issue of insecurity disrupting social and commercial activities in the Southeast.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Caleb Onwe, the group also faulted governors of the Southeast zone for allowing political differences to distract them from taking collective action against the menace of insecurity.
The southeastern part of Nigeria has been racked by crises, such as kidnappings, cessation agitations, robberies and other criminal acts.
On July 6, a member of the House of Representatives, Amobi Ogar, representing Isuikwuato and Umunneochi Local Government Areas Of Abia State, appealed to security agencies to curb the incessant incidences of kidnapping in the state.
Another lawmaker, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu said the South-East region has lost approximately N4 trillion due to the sit-at-home order by IBOB over the past two years.
The Odinala Cultural Heritage Foundation statement said since 2019, the south-east zone has been experiencing intractable security challenges that seem to have defied all solutions.
While stressing that South-Easterners are more inclined towards entrepreneurship than violence, the group insisted that the current spate of violence, resulting in the destruction of lives and properties, in the Southeast “are strange”.
It, consequently, urged President Bola Tinubu to “explore all steps” towards ending the security crises in the South-East.
The group also called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, saying it would douse the tension being generated by his continued incarceration.
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