Touchaheart blog reports that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that the new security plans recently approved for the Southeast and South-South region of the country might be counter-productive.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization warned that deploying the military to the area might turn the region into another war zone and reopen the wounds of the 1967/70 civil war which the Igbos are trying to forget.
Ohanaeze in a statement by its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro rather appealed to President Buhari to engage the leaders and people of the area in dialogue.
Touchaheart blog recalls that in order to curb the incessant attacks in the South East and South-South, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved new security measures for the two regions of the country.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after a security meeting on Tuesday, acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, said the decision was taken after due consultation.
But Isiguzoro warned that the current approach the government is proposing might lead to the disintegration of the country.
He said President Buhari should reconsider the decision to deploy military “offensive in the old Eastern Nigeria, as it’s a trap by enemies of the President to push Nigeria into disintegration.”