‘We’re Confident Tinubu ‘ll End Insecurity in South-East’ – Igbo General Assembly

Igbo in Diaspora under the auspices of the Igbo General Assembly (IGA) Spain have backed President Bola Tinubu on fixing insecurity in the South-East and other parts of the country.

They pleaded with the President to intervene for the release of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The Assembly, which shared its views in a communiqué after its meeting in Malaga, Spain at the weekend, expressed confidence in President Tinubu’s capability of tackling the security challenges in the South-East region.

In the communiqué signed by Ozo Kingsley Ndibe and Hon. E. C. Onugha, IGA president-general and secretary respectively, the assembly lamented the economic hindrances insecurity in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states had brought upon the people of the region, urging the President to intervene and save the region from complete economic collapse.

The group, which is the central coordinating Igbo organisation representing other independent, registered Igbo associations in Spain, added that since the insecurity situation deteriorated, diaspora investment, which was one of the bedrock of the region’s economy, had drastically reduced, as people hardly come home to invest and create jobs for the unemployed youths.

IGA said the insecurity in the region had been an issue of great concern to all Igbo, both at home and abroad, and regretted that the previous administration could not solve this problem as expected.

The communiqué added that the release of Kanu would help to end the economic strangulation going on in the South-East.

“There have been incessant cases of kidnappings, killings, and regular bloodlettings in the South-East, where our mothers can no longer go to farm and our fathers cannot go out to do their businesses.

“Movement has been restricted in this region every other Monday, adversely affecting economic activities in this region.

“As stakeholders in the Igbo General Assembly, we are requesting the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at this time because he has been detained for too long after being granted bail by a reputable court of law in Nigeria.

“We have faith in your administration as one that will build on equal rights, justice, and fairness for all, irrespective of tribe, political affiliation, or religious belief. Just like all Nigerians, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu deserves justice,” the communiqué reads.