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Ohanaeze Condemns Plateau Killings as Genocide



Over 150 individuals from several communities in Barkin Ladi, Mangu, and Bokkos Council Areas of Plateau State were victims of what Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has described as an “orchestrated act of genocide.”

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization expressed shock at the gruesome massacre and strongly condemned the perpetrators’ actions.

Speaking through the President General, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Ohanaeze Ndigbo described the killings, burning of houses, indiscriminate shootings, and displacement of residents as an orchestrated act of genocide.

Chief Iwuanyanwu, who was in his village in Imo State for the Christmas holidays when he received the awful news, questioned why such brutal and barbaric acts of mass killings still occur in Nigeria despite the country’s modern age and civilization.

He further lamented the Federal Government’s refusal to heed Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s calls for Restructuring and State Policing System as a solution to the incessant loss of lives and property in various states of the country.

According to Chief Iwuanyanwu, the persistence of such heinous and cowardly killings can be attributed to the historical lack of punishment for the perpetrators of these savage acts.

He called upon President Bola Tinubu to ensure that those responsible for the callous crime in Plateau State are brought to justice. He also directed the Igbo leadership in Plateau State to offer support to the affected families and victims of the catastrophe.

Additionally, Chief Iwuanyanwu extended condolences on behalf of the Igbo community to the governor of Plateau State, the people of Plateau State, and the Middle Belt Forum, praying for the peaceful repose of the deceased.