By Victor Bieni
Arising from its meeting in Asaba on Thursday, Delta State Capital, the Leadership of Igbo National Council (INC) Worldwide had condemned in strong term, the malicious mischief, unprovoked attack and arrest of Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor at his country home and wanton invasion of Oraifite community in Anambra State on 2nd December 2019 by the Joint Team of Nigerian Police Force and Soldiers.
The group in a press Statement signed by the National Publicity of INC Worldwide, Comrade Emenike Bieni, while condoling with the families of the two men of the Nigerian Police Force that was said to have lost their lives during the attack, according to the Police Press Statement signed by SP Haruna Mohammed – PPRO of Anambra State Police Command, condemn in strong terms the unprofessional, reckless and wanton killing of civilians and burning of houses in Oraifite community during the said attempt to arrest Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor who is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
The group in a press statement which reads in parts: “On the foregoing, INC wishes to advice the Nigerian Police Force and other security agencies operating in the Eastern Nigeria to stop forthwith the killings of armless civilians and the militarization of the Eastern Nigeria”.
“Furthermore, INC is not ignorant of the deliberate policy of the present regime of the Federal Government of Nigeria to militarize the Eastern Nigeria in other to find reasons to launch merciless military offensive against the region which, is meant to manifest the orchestrated plan to create fears and annihilation of the people of the Eastern Nigeria before the 2023 Presidential Election which South-East Zone is seriously demanding to produce the President of Nigeria”.
INC therefore called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately rebuild the Oraifite community in other to reduce the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) that will be occasioned by the wanton destruction of the community.