…says Southeast can not get Biafra by killing their own brothers and sisters
The Coordinator, Imo State Peace Movement, Comrade Chidubem Ogbenna has condemned killings, kidnappings, burning of property and violence in Southeast, especially in Imo State.
Speaking to newsmen in Onitsha, Ogbenna condemned the killing of Actor Osita Iheme’s elder brother who is in police force and burning of INEC office by yet to be identified persons in Imo State.
He said, “As one who leads a peaceful movement in Imo State, that’s not what Mazi Nnamdi Kalu want for his people.
“Kalu has earlier spoken through his lawyer to put a stop to Monday sit at home so that masses can go about their businesses for daily bread on Monday’s knowing how hard things were right now in our country cause nobody can afford to see his people idle and hungry at the same time but no.
“Southeast can not get Biafra by killing their own brothers and sisters,” Who then will be Biafrans if we all are being killed, let’s embrace peace please?
“There is no way to achieve good goal without peace in the land, adding that all the security personnels that are being killed were our brothers and sisters, now if you kill all the security agents in the state, who will then secure the society, communities, properties and our elderly parents.
He added, “If we course war by ourselves in Igbo land but (God forbid), we will only lose our people, properties and all we represent as people but if we use peaceful dialogue, we can achieve what we want.
“Besides, there is no way we can have independent without a government to declare and sign, like “Nigeria was given her independent by late queen Elizabeth’s government at that time”, so no country in the world got real independence without round table dialogue not by war.
“How can one think of bringing down the government where his own brothers and sisters are still working in other to bring a new government, it will result to only blood shed but if it’s by political miens, everyone can sit and achieve everything in peace which is what Nnamdi Kanu want, not fight.
“Any part of the world that live without laws and order, such a state or nation will only be in darkness, lawlessness, misery and poverty so what is happening in Imo state and the whole southern zone is not helping us at all.
“When you keep killing your own people, remember that one day, the land itself will kill you or spit you out and yet that goal you are fighting for will not be achieved because even the land is crying because of Innocent blood in it.”
Ogbenna urged the youths to do everything possible to restore peace so that the land itself can bless and fight for its own people, we are like the Israelites of God, we have God who fights our battle if we allow him to.
“That is how we can get the real victory not by killing our own people and also, understand that if the present day government doesn’t agree with what we are demanding for, we can then wait and pray, then vote for another government who will agree to what we want in short time,” he added.