The leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Tuesday accused the Presidency of plotting to unleash terror on Biafra agitators during the September 14 sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The group then called on Ndigbo to ignore the exercise for the sake of its economic and human implications within the South East region and the country at large.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, the Deputy President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Obinna Achuonye appealled to IPOB to re-consider its stand and call off the order.
The statement read in part: “The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had disassociated itself from the September 14th Sit
at home order and Protest initiated by IPOB to honour Igbo Youths who lost their lives in the Biafra agitation. We ask Ndigbo to ignore it.
“We uncovered plot by some Cabals in the Presidency who had ordered security agents to unleash terror on unarmed Biafra agitators during the Sit at home order of September 14th 2018.
“OYC insists that to avert and save the lives of our Igbo Youths who shouldn’t lose their lives while remembering those who lost theirs, we thereby ask IPOB to join Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide in the Prayer sessions and Candle night of September 14th.
“We have also checked the economic losses and implications that the sit-at-home on Friday September 14th will cost Ndigbo, especially now that parents are struggling to return their children to schools.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police, Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Musa Kimo has called on citizens of the State to go about their normal businesses on September 14 as security agencies would not tolerate any form of molestation and harassment on the citizens of Ebonyi state by any group of persons.